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Can I Talk to Anyone About My Lawsuit?

“It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797) It is normal and healthy to want to express how we feel after we experience any major life event. This is especially true for physicians facing medical malpractice…
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From Doctor to Defendant: Trusting Our Attorney (Part 4 of 4)

FOLLOW THE ATTORNEY'S ADVICE. We all appreciate being heard and agree that listening is an art practiced by two. Because our case is played out in the unfamiliar territory of the court, we must sharpen our listening skills and keep our minds open to what our defense attorneys advise about the strategies, approaches, and timing…
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From Doctor to Defendant: Honesty, — the best policy (Part 2 of 4)

TELL THE TRUTH. We begin by being honest with our defense counsel. Protected by the lawyer-client privilege, we can speak about our medical malpractice lawsuit openly and without fear. The mutual uncertainty of regard in our first meeting may lead us to withhold, for the moment, or to gloss over some of the less-than-flattering information…
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