Friday, January 4, 2013
Gerry's Educational NY Medical Malpractice Website
You get that dreaded jury notice in the mail. It says that you have been selected as a potential juror in New York.
You can't wait. You are so excited. There's nothing like up-ending your entire life to go spend your entire day listening to someone else's legal problems. You can't wait.
The reality is that participating as a juror in the civil litigation process is a terrific opportunity for you to help people in your community solve a legal dispute.
This is a great chance for you to make a difference in the life of someone who has a specific legal problem involving a medical malpractice matter, an accident or even wrongful death matter here in NY.
In New York, we are required to have six members of the community sit and listen in judgment on a civil case. The six members of the community make up a jury.
The injured victim who is bringing a lawsuit seeking compensation has been unable to resolve his lawsuit for a few years. The people he has sued believe they are not responsible for his injuries.
As a member of the jury, you will be asked to make decisions about who you believe and whether the injured victim is entitled to receive compensation, and if so, how much.
In no other aspect of society do we gather together as a mini-community to listen to disputes in order to reach a consensus about who is right and who is wrong.
When you get that dreaded jury notice, I encourage you not to create excuses about how to get off jury duty, but rather to embrace it and to recognize it as an educational challenge that will open your eyes to the judicial process and how these types of lawsuits work here in the state of New York.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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