Minnesota Medical Malpractice

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Expert Qualification Requirements

In Minnesota, an expert witness does not need any particular medical degree or board-certification in any particular practice area in order to testify. The test is whether the expert has “occupational experience.” Cornfeldt v. Tongen, 262 N.W.2d 684 (Minn. 1977), citing Swanson v. Chatterton, 160 N.W.2d 662, 667 (Minn. 1968). In medical malpractice cases, the […]

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