The law requires that medical malpractice cases be proven by expert testimony. There are a few exceptions, such as when instruments are left in the body. In malpractice cases we must prove what the "standard of care" required your doctor to do, and we must prove that he did not comply with the standard of care. What the law says is that since the "standard of care" is not something that a typical layperson knows, we must prove this by expert witnesses.
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