Saturday, January 19, 2013
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
What does the latin phrase 'Judgment non-obstante verdicto' really mean?
You brought a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Your case has gone to trial. You've put on all your witnesses, testimony and evidence to support your claim. The defense has opposed your entire case with their own witnesses and evidence. Your case is then given to the jury to decide.
The jury comes back with a verdict and awards you a substantial amount of money as full and fair compensation for your injuries. The defense lawyer immediately stands up and objects to the verdict. He asks the judge to throw out the verdict as being 'against the weight of the evidence'.
The defense attorney asks the judge to reconsider the jury's verdict since their conclusions could not possibly have been reached on the evidence presented in your case.
Basically, the defense lawyer is asking the judge to throw out the verdict, notwithstanding the fact that the jury has already come back and decided the case in your favor. He is telling the court that there is no possible way the jury could have reached their decision based upon the totality of the evidence that was presented during your trial.
Once that request is made, the judge now has to make a decision about whether to agree or disagree with the defense lawyer's request.
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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.
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