A claimant must include a verified written medical expert opinion corroborating that there are reasonable grounds to believe that each named defendant was negligent. This must be done in his notice of intent to initiate medical malpractice litigation. Unless the alleged negligence is obvious to a layman, expert testimony is necessary to establish a claim for medical malpractice. A defendant who denies the existence of reasonable grounds for the claim must also provide a corroborating verified written medical expert opinion.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Medical Malpractice Articles
- Attorneys' Fees
- Contributory Or Comparative Negligence
- Collateral Source Rule
- Damage Caps
- Joint And Several Liability
- Patient Compensation Funds And Physician Insurance
- Periodic Payments
- Pre-Judgment Interest
- Statutes Of Limitations
- Vicarious Liability