My treating doctor says I have a valid lawsuit and he's willing to testify. Isn't this enough to start a case?
Maybe. The interesting thing is that doctors sometimes say the darnest things. Often, when an attorney contacts a treating doctor about the injured client, the responses are typically "Yeah, she suffered an injury, but I don't want to get involved," or "I don't have time for this," or "I'll come into Court for the patient but I'm not giving expert testimony against another doctor. Instead, I'll be happy to talk about what treatment I gave her."
When we get responses like this, we know that we have to obtain our own expert medical review to confirm evidence of malpractice.