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Month: October 2017

CREATING THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE OF INJURY TO A CHILD

CREATING THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE OF INJURY TO A CHILD

Some time ago I was asked by a lawyer, to help him prepare the damages in a malpractice child case. It involved a delivery where the child had a brachial plexus injury. His concern was presenting the damage case to the jury. This was my advice about how I generally consider damages in a personal injury case. I told him the first thing he should do is rid your mind or consideration of any other verdicts in similar cases involving…

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GUARDIANS & COST OF CARE EXPERTS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

GUARDIANS & COST OF CARE EXPERTS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

In major damage cases involving minors or people whose injuries require a conservator or guardian, my practice was to have the appointment made at the time the lawsuit was commenced and to call the guardian as a witness at trial to explain their role. I wanted to be able to reassure the jury that¬† any verdict awarded would be protected for the injured client’s benefit. Here’s a rough outline of the general points I try to cover on direct: Qualifications:…

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PHRASES THAT CONVEY MEANING

PHRASES THAT CONVEY MEANING

Here are some thoughts about subjects relating to juries. I begin with some examples of themes or framing of issues from actual opening statements from my cases. The goal here is to use language which will convey meaning.¬† Perhaps something here will stimulate your thinking about a case you have. School liability In this case a school physical education teacher allowed children to leave the gym and go on a run off of school property and return without supervision. A…

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