What Constitutes the Standard of Care for Medical Expert Witnesses in Medical-Legal Actions including Medical Malpractice
- Published: Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:23
The standard of care must be fully understood by a consulting medical expert witness who is involved in a medical legal action, particularly medical malpractice. Let's talk about what constitutes standard of care. Once a physician/patient relationship has been established, the physician is obliged to diagnose and treat the patient’s illness or injury with “due care”. Failure to do so constitutes negligence and is actionable.