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Do I need an expert to establish that the treatment I received constituted medical malpractice?

Yes, most states require the testimony of an expert with credentials similar to those of the medical providers being sued. For example, a nurse should testify about what a nurse did wrong, and a doctor should testify about what a doctor did wrong. If that healthcare provider is not a doctor, usually a doctor will need to be retained to testify that the negligence caused in the injury.

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