Is Expert Testimony Required?

A medical malpractice complaint must generally contain an affidavit of an expert stating that the facts justify a claim of negligence. When a claimant fails to file an affidavit in a timely manner, the complaint is subject to dismissal for failure to state a claim.

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.

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