MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JURY PROFILE OUTLINE

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JURY PROFILE OUTLINE

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There is no single profile that is perfect for any juror in a medical malpractice case. However, there are some characteristics and attitudes that commonly are relevant factors in evaluating a potential juror in such case. What follows is a single page outline of a juror profile in such a case which will have some general application in evaluating potential jurors. It is from an actual trial, but obviously requires a good deal of revision to be applicable in an individual case. Consider it a frame work for creating a useful one in your case.

                     MALPRACTICE JURY PROFILE

      GOOD PROFILE                                                 BAD PROFILE

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1. HAVE NO PERSONAL DOCTOR

2. SWITCHED DOCS IN LAST 2 YRS.

3. HAD BAD EXPERIENCE WITH DOC

4. TAKES NO MEDICATION

5. NO VISITS TO DOC IN LAST YEAR

6. HAD NO PHYSICAL LAST 3 YRS.

7. NO DOCS/NURSE IN FAMILY

8. SWITCHED DOCS IN LAST 2 YRS.

9. HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR DOCS

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1. HAVE PERSONAL DOC

2. SAME DOC 4 OR MORE YRS.

3. NO BAD EXPERIENCE WITH DOC

4. TAKES MEDICATION REGULARLY

5. 3 OR MORE VISITS IN LAST YEAR

6. HAD PHYSICAL IN LAST 1.5 YRS.

7. HAVE DOC/NURSE IN FAMILY

8. HAD SAME DOC 4 OR MORE YRS.

9. REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS ONLY

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         Responsibility Attitude

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             JUROR IS:

1. BELIEVES A LEADER MUST TAKE CHARGE

2. IS IN A PROFESSION WHICH REQUIRES         PERFECTION WITHOUT ERRORS

3. RESPONSIBLE FOR STAFF ACTIONS

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           JUROR IS:

1. ONE WHO DEFERS TO AUTHORITY

2. EMPLOYMENT WHERE ERRORS ARE    NOT IMPORTANT OR CRUCIAL

3. HAS -NO SUPERVISION DUTIES

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Elitism

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1. BELONGS TO COMMON GROUPS

2. RECEIVED NO AWARDS – HONORS

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1. BELONGS TO ELITIST GROUPS

2. RECEIVED DISTINCTIONS & HONORS

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        Sympathetic Extravagance

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1. RELAXED DEMEANOR

2. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR FAMILY

    BILL PAYING

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1. TENSE DOMINANT DEMEANOR

2. RESPONSIBLE FAMILY FINANCE

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Decision Making Style

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1. MAKES QUICK DECISIONS

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2. MAKES SLOW DELIBERATE ONES

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                 Risk Taking

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1. LOVES ADVENTURE, DANGER, RISK

2. GENERALLY BOLD & DARING

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1. WANTS HIGH LEVEL OF SECURITY

2. CONSERVATIVE, NEVER GAMBLES

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