Why Expert Witnesses Matter So Much in Medical Malpractice

On Behalf of | May 29, 2015 | Medical Malpractice

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and a witness may be worth at least that much, if not a lot more. Virtually any case can benefit from the testimony of an expert witness. Some cases even require them.

Case in point: medical malpractice. Nearly every lawsuit filed in Florida alleging a doctor’s breach of care must be supported by expert testimony.

Recently, that requirement became even more stringent. Concerned that complex medical issues might confuse juries, the Florida legislature decided to narrow the rules about which professionals can qualify as expert witnesses in specific cases.

Unfortunately, the new rules mean that it’s even harder now for a malpractice victim to obtain justice against well-defended doctors, hospitals, and insurers in Florida — and finding the right expert witnesses is more important than ever.

Preparing Expert Witnesses for Florida Medical Malpractice Suits

As an experienced injury law firm, Kaire & Heffernan, LLC maintains valuable relationships with a number of experts across a wide range of medical specialties. These relationships allow us to speak with credentialed and highly respected authorities whose insights have proven decisive in some of our past cases.

Because their testimony is so essential, and because judges and juries value their opinions so highly, choosing expert witnesses has become one of the most pivotal parts of the entire medical malpractice litigation process. We’ve cultivated years of experience in the process of interviewing and selecting expert witnesses.

Honesty, integrity, and credibility mean everything. We believe in the cases we take on, and if there is a compelling, persuasive, and credentialed voice out there to lend expert credence to the value of a case, we’ll find that voice.

Talk with Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of medical malpractice, your fight for justice will be far more effective with the right attorneys on your side. Find out how we can help. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorneys to learn more.


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Mark Kaire has been practicing law in Miami for nearly 15 years. He is dedicated to helping the injured people of Miami receive compensation. Mr. Kaire has been blogging on Miami’s legal issues for 4 years.