How to Control a Medical Expert on Cross Examination
NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski Explainshttp://www.oginski-law.com/blog/medical-expert-can-testify-even-if-opinions-are-unpopular.cfm
There are many books written about cross examination.
Cross examination strategies.
Cross examination tactics.
There are many ways to cross examine a witness during trial.
Lawyers across the country have many examples.
Many success stories.
Many examples of cross examination that failed.
One of the most challenging types of cross examination is that of an opposing medical expert in a medical malpractice case.
It's because the medical expert has specialized knowledge.
It's because the expert know more than the attorneys.
The expert knows more than the jurors.
However, cross examination is often a search for the truth.
You probe to test the expert's credibility.
You probe to identify the expert's weakness.
The biggest mistake a young attorney can make when cross examining an opposing medical expert a trial is to ask open-ended questions such as "Why, who, what, where, when & how."
Allowing a medical expert to do that can be the kiss of death for your entire cross examination and possibly your entire case.
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: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how accident & medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.oginski-law.com/blog/medical-expert-can-testify-even-if-opinions-are-unpopular.cfm.
If you have legal questions and your matter happened here in New York and you're thinking about bringing a lawsuit, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
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