In some instances it may be a good idea to limit how certain testimony and evidence can be used in your Maryland medical malpractice trial.
So the question that begs itself is this; is there a way that you can limit the use of testimony in your medical malpractice jury trial?
The short answer is that yes you can and it is done through what is called a limiting instruction to the jury.
To better understand how this works is through an example.
Let us say that a person has just had their two story home built by a builder.
A couple of weeks living into the home the homeowner walks down the stairs and the entire staircase collapses.
The homeowner is seriously injured.
We fast forward into time and we are at the jury trial.
The plaintiff, the injured homeowner, calls the doctor who treated him to the stand to testify as to the plaintiff’s injuries.
The defense attorney, the attorney who is representing the builder, may want to ask the judge for a limiting instruction as to the testimony of the doctor.
In other words, the defense attorney will be trying to make sure that the jury understands that the testimony of the doctor is only to be used to explain the plaintiff’s injuries.
The defense attorney will want to make sure that the jury does not try to use the testimony of the doctor to show that the builder was the one who was negligent as to the ultimate issue, was the builder’s negligence the cause of the plaintiff’s injury.
To learn more about this process, or to speak with someone regarding your possible Maryland medical malpractice case, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
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