Friday, June 22, 2012

Why Would an Attorney Call for a Mistrial & What Does That Mean? Malprac...

New York medical malpractice and personal injury trial attorney Gerry Oginski talks about what a mistrial is and why an attorney would ask for a mistrial.

The last thing you want to hear when going through a trial is that you have to do it over again.

Trials take a lot of time, effort, and resources. It's a long process. But sometimes a mistake is made in the trial and it needs to be redone. This is not a common occurrence as much as you hear it on television.

Retrials cost money and time. There must be a good reason to declare a mistrial. Maybe the jury heard something that cannot be recovered from, they're now tainted.

Maybe the jury can't make a decision and are deadlocked. There are several reasons why a mistrial can be called, but those are the two most common. The decision for a mistrial must be given by a judge and all the factors -- money and time of all parties -- are considered when agreeing to another trial proceeding.

Watch the video now to learn more.

Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.

Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.

To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, where you can download one of our free eBooks. If you have legal questions, I encourage you to call me at (516) 487-8207. This is what I do every single day and I welcome your call.

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