Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston explains the rule and why your witnesses, or why you as a witness may not be able to stay in the courtroom while the trial is going on. So what is the rule on witnesses?

In general what it means is that if you are a witness in a case either side in the trial can ask the court to essentially make you wait outside the court room until you are called as a witness. The reason this is done is to prevent witnesses from hearing the testimony of other witnesses and testify to what they hear in court instead of what they know based on their own experience and personal knowledge.

Now there are some exceptions to this rule, for example, if you are a party to the case, in other words the one bringing the lawsuit or you are the defendant in the case, then you will not have to leave the courtroom when the rule is invoked. Now you know one very important rule in Maryland trials.

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Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.