Monday, July 16, 2012
A certificate of merit is document I must fill out in order to let the court know that I have consulted with a board-certified physician. This document lets the court know that my medical expert believes there is a valid and meritorious case.
Importantly, my medical expert must confirm that there was wrongdoing, the wrongdoing caused injury and that the injury is significant or permanent.
Some people mistakenly believe that the physician must sign an affidavit confirming there is a valid and meritorious case. This is not true in New York. There is no requirement for a physician to sign such a document.
Watch the video 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 car accident and negligence cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to talk with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
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Great Neck, NY 11021