If a hospital files a cross claim against a doctor in a medical malpractice suit does this help or hurt the plaintiffs case?
Family Law Attorney
It depends upon the claims in the case, who has what kind of insurance and many other factors. This isn't a simple question.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
It depends on the facts and circumstances.
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Medical Malpractice Attorney
It certainly would not hurt the plaintiff's case although it may not be of much help. Since the majority of cases settle before trial, it may effect the ultimate resolution of the case in regard to who pays what.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Generally, when defendants start pointing fingers at other defendants, it might only help the plaintiff's case. There are many factors which may come into play here. I suggest you ask this question of your attorney, who knows your factual scenario better than anyone.
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