A jury trial immediately after Maryland medical malpractice filing? This question is one of importance and the answer goes a long ways to help clients understand the process.
The purpose of this educational article is to give you a behind the scenes look at some of the things which have to happen before your Maryland medical malpractice case makes its way to a jury. With that said, the simple answer to the above question is in general you will not have a jury trial immediately after filing your case.
HERE COMES THE BACK AND FORTH…
After you file your case the back and forth begins on both sides. For example, after the defendants are served they will file an answer to your complaint. Add to this, both sides will serve each side with written discovery.
Written discovery helps both sides narrow the issues down for trial. Discovery tools such as interrogatories, which are written questions, are a type of discovery tool available for both sides.
In addition to written discovery, “spoken” discovery can happen in the form of depositions. A deposition is a question and answer session in which both sides can ask questions of each other, again to help narrow the issues for trial.
A JURY TRIAL IMMEDIATELY AFTER MARYLAND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FILING?
Hopefully now you can see that the Maryland medical malpractice filing is a process that will not allow you to get to a jury immediately after filing. The above is just some of the things which will happen to get your case to a jury.
One more thing that has to be taken into consideration is that not all Maryland medical malpractice cases will make it to a jury. Sometimes these cases will settle before they make it to the jury.
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If you would like to speak with me further about a medical injury, or your child’s birth injury, this is what I invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give me a call. It costs you nothing to just call me.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland birth injury and medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
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Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815