In the determination of whether a doctor has been negligent, it is important to know the standard that is used to evaluate their performance. This standard is what an average qualified physician in the same situation would have done in the same or similar circumstances. Expert testimony is used to establish this standard of care. However, just because other doctors would act differently under that particular situation does not constitute negligence. When competent medical authority is divided, a physician will not be held liable if in the exercise of his judgment he followed a course of treatment advocated by a considerable number of recognized and respected professionals in his given area of expertise.Therefore, it is generally crucial to obtain an attorney in medical malpractice suits.
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