In any medical malpractice action, the claimant must prove by direct expert testimony that the defendant negligently failed to meet the applicable community standard of health care practice. Idaho Code § 61012 (1990). If a claimant does not provide expert testimony, summary judgment will be granted. Badell v. Beeks, 115 Idaho 101, 765 P.2d 126 (1988).
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