Medical experts are commonly used in medical malpractice cases. Proving a physician or other healthcare provider’s negligence caused a patient’s injuries is complex. Oftentimes it’s hard to distinguish between the wrongful actions of a doctor and natural deterioration of the patient's health.

These types of witnesses might also be used to establish the severity of physical and/or emotional injuries. If someone claims medical negligence resulted in disability, an insurance company or the defendant might argue the claimant is exaggerating the injuries. A medical expert could support claims of injury severity.

Or a victim might suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, such as after barely surviving a devastating car crash.  A mental health expert could be utilized in order to prove the psychological impact it’s had on the individual.

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Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.