A Miami jury has awarded $38 million to a former nurse who was left bedridden and in excruciating pain after a surgeon injected the wrong dye into her spinal cord.
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Every trial lawyer knows how important it is to pick a good jury. Voir dire gives attorneys the opportunity to unearth biases and winnow out jurors likely to vote against their clients. In medical malpractice cases, questions posed during voir dire can identify potential jurors' feelings about lawsuits and damages in general. It's also a chance to unearth beliefs about physicians and the medical profession, as well as the patient's role in the health care process. Lawyers USA asked several veteran trial consultants and plaintiffs' trial lawyers to share their favorite voir dire questions in med-mal cases, and to explain how those questions can increase the odds of a courtroom victory.Read More »