Do I Need a Doctor, Nurse, or Other Expert to Testify in My New York Medical Malpractice Case? How Will I Find Someone to do That?


A: In order to recover damages for medical malpractice in New York, you need to prove that your injury was caused by the mistake of a doctor, hospital or another medical professional. In most cases, your New York medical malpractice attorney will recommend hiring an expert witness who is knowledgeable about the practice of medicine and qualified to testify about the standard of care in your case.

For example, if you were injured during surgery, then your New York medical malpractice lawyer may recommend a surgeon who is experienced in both surgery and medical malpractice cases to assist in your case. Your New York injury lawyer knows which surgeons are appropriate for your case and will make recommendations for you. If your case goes to trial, the expert witness will likely be called to the stand to testify. However, a medical malpractice expert witness may also be useful in settlement negotiations and in ending your case before trial.

For more information about New York medical malpractice witnesses, please contact a New York City medical malpractice attorney today at 1-800-PAGAN-911.