4 Simple Rules For Witness Note Taking

By Matthew Keenan (January 6, 2020, 5:03 PM EST) -- Witness notations have become the stuff of Hollywood screenplays — the gotcha moment that impeaches a witness' testimony with a handwritten scribble. And, generally speaking, I don't mean Disney movies. In more recent Hollywood history, incriminating notations come in the form of medical records.

For instance, in "The Verdict" starring Paul Newman, the defendant anesthesiologist, Dr. Robert Towler, forced the nurse to change a medical record that described the patient as having eaten a full meal one hour before admission, which meant anesthesia was contraindicated. But before the nurse made the change, she made a photocopy of the original records, which she brought with her...

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