Maryland medical malpractice attorney Renee Boston talks about whether it is a good idea to bring other people to your attorney visit.

You have heard, and seen in our last video, that if you tell your Maryland attorney everything that has happened in your case ,your conversation with your attorney is protected and confidential. But what happens if you bring someone else into the meeting with you and your attorney? Say you decide to bring in a boyfriend, girlfriend, or other family member other than a spouse. Is your conversation with the attorney still protected and confidential?

In essence, as long as you and your attorney are having a conversation among yourselves, and you intend for that conversation to be private, whatever you tell your attorney is protected. This protection even extends to anyone working in the lawyer’s office.

However, where things can get tricky is when you bring in someone, other than a spouse into a meeting with you. A strong argument can be made that the conversation that you had with your lawyer is no longer protected because you brought someone else into the meeting with you.

A couple of years ago I remember Marcus telling me about a defense attorney, during a deposition, trying to find out who else was in a meeting with the attorney in an injury case. This defense attorney was trying to argue that the conversation between the attorney and the client was no longer confidential because the client brought someone else into the meeting. So, it is probably a good idea for you to speak with your attorney alone when dealing with the important issues surrounding your case.

If you want to speak to someone regarding a possible medical malpractice issue, be it a surgical error, or some other type of medical procedure, pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. If email is better for you, please send me an email at medicainjury “at” (Remember to replace the “at” with @). We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland law all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.

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.