How Does a Medical Malpractice Case Proceed Through the Trial Phase?
How Does A Medical Malpractice Case Proceed Through the Trial Phase? -- NY Attorney Barry Washor 212.406.1700 New York medical malpractice Barry Washor walks you through the steps of a medical malpractice case as it goes to the trial phase. While not all medical malpractice cases are the same, and not all go to trial, this is a quick for questions you may have about the steps in your case. If both sides are unable to resolve the matter in settlement, they move on to trial, and the first step is jury selection. Each side will get to interview and speak to many different citizens looking for the right people to play a part in your case. Once the jury selection is over, each attorney has the opportunity to give opening statements. This is basically an overview of what will be discussed in the case and what they hope to prove. Next comes testimony from multiple witnesses in order to prove who is right and who is wrong. After testimony, the attorneys get another chance to address the jury again with closing statements. The judge ends by giving legal instructions to the jury to help them understand the laws in your case. The jury then comes together and discusses the verdict, resolving the matter in your favor or ruling against you. Watch this video to learn more. For more information, visit our educational website, where you can watch more videos about medical malpractice and personal injury law. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at 212.406.1700. I welcome your call.