How doctors should deal with an aggressive prosecutor

Not an uncommon situation for the unfortunate physician on the stand. One recommendation is to “protest such inappropriate behavior yourself,” and “never allow an attorney who is questioning you to raise his voice or speak to you sarcastically or rudely.”

Attorney Ronald Miller says that’s terrible advice:

The playing field is tilted in favor of the doctor. The very best way for a doctor to blow that lead is tell the plaintiff’s malpractice lawyer on the stand that he/she won’t be spoken to sarcastically.

He recommends simply answering the question without minimal arguing.

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