Quality Over Quantity
It’s not the quantity of witnesses called to trial—it’s the quality. Recently, Rissman attorneys Bucky Hurt and Jeremy Palma incorporated expert testimony into an airtight strategy to obtain a favorable verdict on behalf of our client.
Claiming deviation from the standard of care in failing to monitor an 82-year-old high-fall-risk patient on a bedside commode, the plaintiff argued that our client should have remained within arm’s length of the patient and kept the patient within her line of sight. When the patient fell from the commode and sustained a cervical spine injury resulting in central cord syndrome, his right arm was paralyzed.
The plaintiff called 27 witnesses to trial, 13 of which were depositions read to the jury. The defense called two witnesses to trial, including our nursing standard of care expert. The jury then returned a defense verdict.
The defense called two witnesses to trial. The jury then returned a defense verdict.