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New Jersey Nurse’s Expert Opinion Blocked from Malpractice Suit

July 5, 2022, 2:36 PM

The estate of a man whose medical providers’ allegedly negligent treatment led to his death lost its case because it failed to present admissible expert causation testimony, a New Jersey appeals court said.

Expert testimony establishing the standard of care, a deviation from that standard, and how the deviation caused an injury is necessary to prevail in a medical malpractice suit, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division said. But state law identifies who can serve as an expert witness, and the nurse who proposed to testify in this suit didn’t qualify, the court said.

David Allen was in and ...