How does a jury determine if a medical practitioner’s actions were within the standards of medical care?

Experts – usually other doctors — will testify whether they believe your doctor’s actions followed standard medical practice or fell below that standard of care. For example, in deciding whether your brain surgeon was negligent, a jury will rely on expert testimony to determine what a competent brain surgeon would have done in the same or similar situation. 

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