Hurwitz verdict: "The jurors were confused by the law"

Pain management suffers a setback when physician William Hurwitz was convicted. John Tierney looks at the verdict:

I can’t blame the jurors for being confused, because that’s the norm in trials of pain-management doctors. The standard prosecution strategy is to charge the doctor on so many counts and introduce so much evidence that the jurors assume something criminal must have happened. Their natural impulse, after listening to weeks of arguments, is to look for a compromise by digging into the mountain of medical minutiae ““ and getting in so deep that they lose sight of the big picture.

(via Overlawyered)

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