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Jury Reminded of the Law Before Starting Deliberations


The judge in a medical malpractice trial will give the jury final instructions before dismissing them, which includes summarizing the law and reminding the jury that their decision should be based on the law and not on sympathy for the plaintiff. Dr Dillavou was a defendant doctor in a medical malpractice case in which the plaintiff with chronic limb ischemia lost a leg after prolonged attempts to save it. Here, she shares what it was like to wait for the jury's verdict.  Jury more...
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