To understand how a jury decides a case, one must understand the role of the jury itself.
A jury is in a case to decide the facts. The jury is there to determine who is truthful and who is not.
A jury is in a case to determine the character of a witness and does the witness have any biases.
Jurors use the facts and apply the law to the facts. The law in a particular case is given to the jury by the judge. It is the judge’s role to determine the applicable law, not that of the jury.
Once the jury is given the law by the judge, the jury can then deliberate on the facts and the law to come up with a verdict.
If you have more questions about how this process will work out if you decided to pursue a medical malpractice case, this is what we would invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.
Pick up the phone and give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland medical malpractice cases all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.