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Complication as a Defense in a Medical Malpractice Case

A patient suffers serious injuries when a surgery becomes a catastrophe. The doctor on the other hand, argues in his defense that he has never encountered a complication like this before, and therefore he should not be held accountable for it happening in this instance. Can the patient’s lawyer object to this during the trial? Can the plaintiff’s lawyer prevent the doctor from telling this to the jury?

A Structured Settlement in a Medical Malpractice Case

In most medical malpractice cases, large amounts are involved in damages. If you have won your medical malpractice case, then a structured settlement will allow you to have the large sum paid out to you over time. You might want to consider having a structured settlement, since it offers certain advantages over receiving the whole amount at one time.

What happens when a Doctor Intentionally Causes Harm

If a doctor intentionally causes you harm in New York, then his insurance company will most likely not provide him with the coverage. Every doctor in New York is required to carry medical malpractice insurance. They do that for the key reason that if the patient suffers harm because of the doctor’s carelessness, the patient has the ability to be compensated by the doctor’s insurance company.

Using a Transcript at a Medical Malpractice Trial

A transcript is nothing more than a booklet containing questions and answers given under oath. Typically, this information is gathered in pretrial testimony, which is a question and answer session called a deposition. This transcript can be quite powerful weapon during the trial.

Medical Literature in Support or Against the Doctor’s Position

In a medical malpractice trial, the plaintiff’s lawyer will have the opportunity to question the doctor, who is being sued. Many questions can be asked surrounding the incident, at the deposition, or at the examination before trial, and during the trail as well. However, there are certain restrictions to the type of questions that can be asked during the deposition, and the defense lawyer can object to inappropriate questions.