Monday, February 4, 2013
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
During a medical malpractice trial in New York, you will often see the attorneys object to certain questions. You may have also heard the phrase "Objection! Leading."
What exactly does this mean?
When an attorney objects, it means he does not like the way the question was asked. By objecting, he is doing two important things.
(1) He's asking the judge to force the attorney to rephrase the question so it is asked properly and
(2) He is preserving his right to appeal this issue should he lose the case.
Many people who watch trials on TV or in the movies don't realize the importance of an attorney making an objection.
However, an attorney's desire to continue to make objections, even minor ones, to preserve issues for appeal, must be tempered with the fact that he does not want to be seen obstructing the legal process.
An attorney who jumps up and down and yells "Objection!" 15 times in the span of three minutes appears to be hiding something or does not want certain information to come out. The jury may perceive that the defense lawyer does not want information disclosed.
That is why really smart experienced trial attorneys learned to temper their desire to make numerous objections and only do so when they absolutely must.
The next time you hear the phrase "Objection, that's a leading question," you'll know exactly what it means and why.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
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Great Neck, NY 11021