StrokeLaw.com co-founder, Robert Fader, provides important information on the depositions in a stroke malpractice lawsuit. Depositions are where you, the doctors and the hospital staff are questioned under oath.
Stroke Lawsuit: What is a Deposition
When any medical malpractice case is brought, there will likely be court ordered depositions. The deposition in a stroke lawsuit is where you are asked questions about several areas. You will be asked about your background. You will be asked about what lead up to the medical malpractice or stroke misdiagnosis. You will be asked about what you saw and heard. A deposition can be described in many ways. In New York medical malpractice cases, depositions are governed under the law called the CPLR at section 3117.
Stroke Lawsuit: Doctors’ Depositions
When suing a doctor or hospital for stroke misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of stroke, we get to question the doctors. In a stroke medical malpractice case, we get to question the hospital’s staff. Our goal is obtain testimony that shows the truth. We seek to show that the doctors failed to recognize the symptoms of stroke. We use the hospitals staff to show that they did not treat you fast enough to prevent injuries.
Stroke Lawsuit: Using Medical Records Against the Doctors
Before we depose a doctor, we thoroughly review the medical records. We have already worked with a doctor on our team on what to look for during our questions. We use our combined 50 years of experience to obtain testimony that helps win your case.
Often in a stroke misdiagnosis case, we pit one doctor against the other. We try and use the doctor to build a case against the hospital. We try and use the hospital to build a case against the doctor.
Stroke Lawsuit: How We Prepare You for Your Deposition
Before you are questioned in you stroke misdiagnosis case, we will have met with you. You will know, in advance, what the areas of questioning will be. You will know that the medical records support your claims. You will not be surprised at the deposition.
If you have questions about stroke misdiagnosis lawsuits, please call us.
IF YOU HAD A STROKE, YOU MAY HAVE A CASE.