Out-of-State Physician Can Provide Expert Testimony About Virginia Standard of Care

Christian v. Surgical Specialists, 596 S.E.2d 522 (Va. 2004)

The Virginia Supreme Court reversed a trial court decision to exclude an out-of-state physician from providing expert testimony regarding the Virginia standard of care in a medical malpractice case.  The trial court had ruled that the New York physician, although familiar with the national standard of care, was not sufficiently familiar with the Virginia standard of care and thus was not qualified to testify as an expert witness under § 8.01-581.20 of the Virginia Code...

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 1