How To Help Your Med Mal Verdict Survive on Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for medical malpractice plaintiffs who win a jury or bench verdict can steel themselves for a likely appeal by being acutely aware of disputes over evidence and jury instructions and laying the groundwork before, during and after the trial to ward off those challenges.

There are two schools of thought on how to deal with the potential for appeals amid a trial, according to Patrick Salvi Jr. of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard PC in Chicago. He said some attorneys will say win the trial first and worry about the appeal later, while others say you shouldn't jeopardize the verdict by...

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