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Advantages of Out of Court Settlements in Medical Malpractices

Research states that more than 90% of medical malpractice lawsuits are finally settled out of court, and a big driving force behind this practice is money! Quite frequently, the jury awards for medical malpractice cases hover well above the $1 million mark.

Medical Malpractice Anesthesia Allergies

Anesthesia is administered to reduce pain and anxiety during and after surgery. However, it is very important to administer anesthesia cautiously keeping in view the health status of the patient. It is the job of anesthesiologist to assess the health condition of the patient, know about the existing allergies or other medical conditions, and accordingly decide the dosage of an anesthetic drug.

Knowing the Costs of a Trial

When you have filed a personal injury case, and your doctor agrees to come and testify on your behalf at trial, do you have to pay him? The answer is yes, you will have to pay your doctor to come in and testify. It would be sort of selfish to assume they will spend a day or two in court and not receive some type of financial compensation.

Why would the defense agree that the plaintiff’s witness is an expert?

You have sustained significant injuries because of carelessness of a doctor or hospital staff, and you have submitted a medical malpractice lawsuit to claim damages and compensation correlating with your suffering and financial distress. Your case has gone all the way to trial, and now when you are about to put your expert witness on the stand in support of your claim, the defense jumps up and agrees that this witness is an expert. Why does the defense do this, and what should your lawyer do in this instance?