One thing has to be proven in a medical malpractice case: the health care professional fell short of providing the medical standard of care to the patient, which led to harm or injury. Despite its legal definition, medical standard of care is still subject to various interpretations. For this reason, it would be difficult to seek damages from a medical malpractice without legal help.
According to the law, medical standard of care is “type and level of care an ordinary, prudent, health care professional, with the same training and experience, would provide under similar circumstances in the same community.” With the technical terms involved in medicine, the testimonies of expert witnesses are often required to explain to the jury and the court how the defendant may have failed in providing this medical standard of care. For any medical malpractice case to flourish, the witness that the victim’s lawyer presents in court has to be highly competent and credible.