New Jersey law now requires expert witnesses to have the same credentials as the medical professional being accused of medical malpractice. What does this mean for medical malpractice litigation? The cost of retaining expert witnesses with specific experience and expertise are predicted to increase. According to a blog by the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C., a medical expert must be able to provide the following for a plaintiff:
• A standard of care was expected (as in all cases).
• The standard was not met.
• The failure to meet standards directly contributed to injury or illness.
• The injury or illness incurred costs to the patient.
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