Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
It's not supposed to happen. Lawyers are supposed to act civilly to each other. You'd think it would be common sense. Even when attorneys have sharp disagreements about the legal issues in the case, the fact that they are on different sides of the case should not prompt screaming matches during the question and answer session.
Did you know that in New York this became such a problem that the judicial system enacted court rules that require lawyers to act civilly during pretrial depositions? It's true!
In fact, lawyers who violate this court rule are subject to sanctions and penalties.
Having said that, there are still lawyers who try and skirt the rule and intentionally disrupt an attorneys' questioning by objecting repeatedly and making comments they should not be making.
Lawyers who wind up screaming and yelling during the deposition create an atmosphere that is not pleasant for anyone involved.
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 medical malpractice 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 email@example.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021