NJ High Court Limits Expert Pool For Med Mal Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Medical malpractice plaintiffs in New Jersey could face more difficulties securing experts following a Thursday state Supreme Court decision stressing that experts can't testify against defendant physicians when they don't practice in the same specialties, even if they have other qualifications covering the medical condition at issue.

A unanimous court found that, under the state's Medical Care Access and Responsibility and Patients First Act, an expert for a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning didn't have the necessary credentials to support critical elements of the medical malpractice...
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