Expert Testimony

In any medical malpractice action, the claimant must prove by direct expert testimony that the defendant negligently failed to meet the applicable community standard of health care practice. Idaho Code § 6­1012 (1990). If a claimant does not provide expert testimony, summary judgment will be granted. Badell v. Beeks, 115 Idaho 101, 765 P.2d 126 (1988).

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