New York Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Attorney
When an attorney calls a witness to the witness stand during a medical malpractice trial in New York, the attorney is vouching for that witness's credibility.
You would expect that an attorney who calls a witness to the witness stand is going to have that witness support and bolster his client's case.
However, when I call a doctor to the witness stand that you have sued in your lawsuit, his interests are adverse to yours.
Some might say he is a “hostile" witness.
Typically, if I call a witness at trial and they're going to support our position and give favorable testimony to our claim, then I can only ask open-ended questions known as a direct examination. I would not be permitted to ask leading questions which is something you typically only see during cross examination.
However, in a medical malpractice case in New York when I call the doctor as my first witness, I am not vouching for this doctor's credibility. Instead, I have the opportunity to question his doctor as if he were a hostile witness (which he is).
Watch the video to learn more...
Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, ?http://www.Oginski-Law.com?.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021
Medical Malpractice Attorney