A Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You with Your Testimony
Medical malpractice civil trials are very different from criminal proceedings. One of the key elements is that your attorney will ask you to take the stand. Your testimony in your case is likely to be essential to its success. The following are some of the types of questions you can expect your Cleveland medical malpractice attorney to ask you when you testify.
Bodily Changes and Physical Activity
For your case to be successful, your Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer will need to show that the doctor's action/inaction caused some sort of injury. It will be important to explain ways in which you are now impaired, any physical pain you suffer and resultant damage to your appearance. For instance, you may now have a terrible scar that was unnecessary, or your injuries may have left you unable to use one of your limbs.
You will also be asked to give a general summary of how your injuries have affected your activities; describe, in detail, some of these effects:
- Your ability to walk;
- Changes in ability to perform your job duties;
- Sports and hobbies in which you can no longer engage; and
- Social activities such as clubs, dances, and church functions that are now difficult or impossible for you.
Activities at HomeYour injuries likely have had an effect on your ability to do things around the house. You can expect that your Cleveland medical malpractice attorney will ask you to describe specifically those activities you can no longer perform, especially if the family depended upon your doing them:
- Yard work and gardening;
- Running errands or driving;
- Repairs around the house;
- Laundry; and
- Taking care of the children.
If your injuries have had a diminishing effect on your marriage, it’s also important to explain it to the jury. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the effect of the malpractice incident on your companionship, emotional support, ability to provide/receive comfort and affection and your sexual relationship.
Work with a Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer If You Have Been Injured
Medical malpractice cases can be very complex and often require expert medical testimony. It is important that you work with a knowledgeable Cleveland medical malpractice attorney if you have been injured. Call The Law Office of Shapero & Green today at 216-831-5100.