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In short, you can’t have a medical malpractice action, unless you have experts that support your client’s case. Medical malpractice actions, medical negligence actions, they’re the same thing, are fueled and powered by expert witness testimony. You must have expert witnesses, who are of the same degree of education and professional credentials, to testify against a given medical expert. For example, if the defendant, who is proported to have committed medical malpractice or a medical negligence, is a board-certified obstetrician, then you must have expert testimony from a similarly-situated, board-certified obstetrician, that the first doctor did something wrong, or you can’t bring a medical malpractice case. The importance of expert witnesses, in medical malpractice actions, can’t be over-emphasized. They are the lynch pin of the entire case.