Standard of Proof Legal Definition
“What is the Standard of Proof?”
Standard of Proof
Standard of Proof legal definition: The standard of proof is the level of certainty and the degree of evidence necessary to establish proof in a criminal or civil proceeding. There are different standards of proof including:
Reasonable to believe
Preponderance of the evidence
Standard of Proof in Medical Malpractice Cases
In medical malpractice cases, the standard of proof is largely based on the preponderance of evidence which requires a party to prove that a certain instance is more likely to have happened than to not have.
In medical malpractice cases the witness and expert testimony will play a large role in determining whether or not the standard of care was met and if a medical malpractice incident actually occurred.
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