Handling Plaintiff and Defendant Medical Malpractice Cases

Minneapolis Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation Attorney, Kathleen Loucks, discusses handling medical malpractice cases for both plaintiffs and defendants and how it affects her work.

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You know, from day one, I can anticipate the defense themes in a case, and I can usually anticipate where they’re going in terms of defending, what issues, what theories, and I think that’s helpful to kind of head them off at the pass.  It’s also helpful when you’re trying a case, because my last case that I tried, my former mentor was on the other side.

So, I, frankly, knew how he tried a case.  I knew the questions he asked voir dire.  I knew the themes that he developed in trial, and so I think it’s helpful to have that kind of inside information.  It’s also helpful to understand how the defense evaluates cases in terms of damages and risk, and I think that’s beneficial to my clients that I have experience on both sides.

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