Are lay witnesses required in medical malpractice cases?

Asked over 2 years ago - Neenah, WI

Are lay witnesses required in medical malpractice cases?

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    Answered . They are not required but they can help your case out tremendously.

    DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being... more
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    Answered . No, but they may be instrumental towards proving your case.

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    Answered . No. Lay witnesses are not required in a malpractice case. However, they may be necessary to prove a certain point where lay testimony is required. Best of luck.

    This answer is provided by Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., aka El Abogado de Divocios de California: 510-206-4492. It... more

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