Friday, February 1, 2013
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
In a medical malpractice case in New York, an injured victim is required to prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence. What does that exactly mean?
It means we have to show that you are more "likely right than wrong."
For example, the jury does not have to sit in deliberations for weeks trying to determine whether we are 100% correct with our claim. Instead, we only have to tip the scales of justice ever so slightly in our favor in order to obtain a verdict in our favor.
An injured victim who is seeking compensation because of a doctors carelessness need only show that he is more likely right and wrong.
Realistically, this means that if the jury is evenly split on who was responsible, then they are required to award a decision in favor of the defense.
However, if we are able to show that we are 'more likely right than wrong' and that tips the scales beyond 50%, then the jury is required to award a decision in your favor.
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