Protecting the Integrity of the Medical Malpractice Trial

, New York Law Journal


In their Medical Malpractice Defense column, John L.A. Lyddane, a senior partner at Martin Clearwater & Bell, and Barbara D. Goldberg, a partner at the firm, write that the trial attorneys' obligation to protect the integrity of the adjudicative process is an obligation that stands apart from the obligation to render effective representation of their clients' rights.

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  • Steve Lubowitz

    If you feel that an improper statement is made during opening statement then state objection nothing else. I am constrained to object sounds like you don't really mean it to the jury.

  • Dan Hardick

    I had an experiene last year where a very large attorney was screaming at my witnesses, screaming objections at every other question I asked. I was continually asking the court to maintain order in the court room without success. I was worried that his outbursts were so violent that the jury would have been intimidated. I was wrong. The jury was back in 15 minutes with a defendant's verdict.

    Also if you feel that there is something in your case which is highly prejudicial why not make a motion in limine prior to jury selection?

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