The Medical Malpractice Deposition
The Deposition Process
The medical malpractice deposition will never take place in a courtroom; often it will be held on common ground, such as an attorney’s office or a conference room provided by the court reporter. You will be sworn in by the court reporter, who will be transcribing the event. Then comes the direct examination. It is where the defendant’s attorney asks a series of questions that you must always answer truthfully.
After that comes the cross-examination, where after the opposing attorney has finished examining you, your own attorney will then have an opportunity to ask other questions. In most cases, cross-examination is limited to questions that pertain to those asked during direct examination.
Once done, cross-examination has taken place, the opposing attorney will then be allowed to ask even more questions known as the “redirect”. The deposition then ends with your own attorney following up with a few more questions, which is called a re-cross.
Medical malpractice deposition recommendations
At times medical malpractice depositions can be exceptionally brutal; however, there are things that can ensure a successful deposition. To begin with, being on time with a professional appearance is a must. You should also:
- Know your case. Don’t make up things in order to fill in gaps. Facts are facts, so stick to them.
- Remain confident and avoid becoming angry or making derogatory statements.
- Rehearse ahead of time with your attorney or even at home with a friend or family member
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