PRELIMINARY OUTLINE FOR ARGUMENT

I am not sure how much help, if any, my rough notes for  argument in a brain injury case where the defense admitted liability would be to you, but I thought it might illustrate one way to frame the basics for the liability argument. Here it is for whatever use it might be on notes for argument.

OUTLINE 

A.USE AS ILLUSTRATIONS:

  1. JURY VERDICT FORM
  2. NON ISSUE LIST 
  3. JURY INSTRUCTIONS 

(1)        ISSUES IN CASE  (Inst No._____)

(2)        CONCEEDED FAULT (Inst No._____)

(3)        BOTH DOCTOR & CLINIC LIABLE

(3)        BURDEN OF PROOF (Inst No._____ & No. _____)

(4)        PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS (Inst No._____)

(5)        DAMAGE ELEMENTS  (Inst No._____)

(6)        PRESENT VALUE  (Inst No._____) Why we use economist

(7)        LIFE EXPECTANCY  (Inst No._____)

(8)        SAME TEN DON’T HAVE TO AGREE  (Inst No._____)

B. WITNESSES

(1) SEE WITNESS LIST

(2) SEE TESTIMONY SUMMARY

(3) INJURY LIST 

C. WHY ARE WE HERE? NOW YOU KNOW WHY BUT:   

(1)        NOT A GAME –  

C. OPENING STATEMENT: FALSE CLAIMS & NON ISSUES

Defendant from jury selection wanted sympathy and credit for admitting liability.  Then do everything possible to avoid being held accountable for the admitted negligence to an innocent patient. 

(b)       DEFS EXPERTS NOT CALLED WHO AGREE WITH OUR DOCTORS AND EXPERTS & INSTEAD TRY TO DISCREDIT  

They rely upon a hired gun who they can count on to say what they want to hear instead of doctors who disagree with him and agree with ours. 

(c)        ACCOUNTABILITY GAMES – Video still photos showing her smiling out of context. Using parts of video of husband back in May  instead of cross examining him when he was here on the stand 

D. SEE DEFENSE PROPOSALS 

E. SEE POSTER: DAMAGE TOTALS FILL IT IN . COVER:

(1)        HARM – MONEY – JUSTICE DIAGRAM        

(2)        QUALITY OF LIFE vs FUNCTION@ AT MINIMUM LEVELS

(3)        SUFFERING

(4)        POINTS 

(a)        CHAIN- WEAKEST LINK

(b)  APPEARANCES DECEVING (like dropped watch)

(b)       SCAR ON BRAIN-MIND – SOUL

NOTE  FOLLOWING

’ POSTER: LIST OF INJURIES

’ POSTER: ECONOMIST

’ POSTER: PLF & DEF DAMAGES

’ POSTER: CALENDAR POSTER

’ POSTER:

MRI

’ BRAIN WITH OVERLAY

’ BRAIN WITH FUNCTION

’ BRAIN MODEL

’ BRAIN MODEL WITH HOLE

 

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