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3. why would a lawyer only have half the doctors information listed for a case he/she is working on and present that as a case?

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Please explain your question more. What do you mean?

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There is really no way any attorney on this site can respond to your question. There could be any number of variables that relate to the attorneys strategy as far as what you characterize as only presenting "half the doctors information listed for a case". Without knowing all of the details, issues and what the case is all about, no attorney can second guess what your attorney did or did not do. I assume you are unhappy with the way your attorney has handled your case. your best bet is to sit down with the attorney and discuss the case and see what the rationale was...

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If a lawyer leaves out potentially defendants, it could be legal malpractice. You shotgun everyone, and sort it out later.


Your question is ironic in that you don't present enough information in order to be able to answer it.


Given the limited information in your question, I am assuming that you or your lawyer might have been missing some information when the case was "presented," perhaps to a jury. The honest answer is that there are many reasons this could be the case. The possible reasons include: (1) the lawyer was either not given or did not seek complete discovery from the available sources; (2) The lawyer made a strategy decision that involved intentionally withholding the information or the court prevented the lawyer from obtaining it; or (3) The lawyer didnt realize it existed. Some lawyers strategically withold information and documents from thier paid experts in order to obtain a more favorable opinion from that expert. This is usually a poor strategy because the assumption is that the expert will never find out all the necessary facts or that the expert will dig in and stand their ground, even in the face of the complete disclosure. Whatever the case, to underestimate your opposing counsel or your own witness is a less than optimal strategy in my own opinion.


Strategy? Negligence? Maybe the other information was irrelevant? Why do you think?

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