Just as a Podiatrist Malpractice lawsuit is no easy task, in the same way, being a witness to testify is also the same or sometimes even harder. Most of the case lies on the witness and his testimony. If a witness fails to testify skillfully, the victim can say goodbye to the compensation for which he filed the cases initially.
For that, there are certain factors that you need to take into consideration.
- Before the trail, the expert and attorney should all those factors that can lead to disqualification or mistrial of the case or mislead it. The attorney should disclose all those things that have the potential to disqualify the witness.
- The attorney should also know what the witness is about to testify. Sometimes, even a word wrongfully used can lead to case in the other direction.
- The attorney should acquire every bit of material, information or assumptions regarding the case and share it with the witness so that they prepare their testimony according to that. Every bit of material should be reviewed beforehand to make a fully informed opinion.
- In many cases, other than just the testimony of the witness, a written report is also needed and can add leverage to the case. The attorney needs to make sure no such thing is required, and if it is, they should have one prepared. In saying that, if a written is needed, you need to be aware and mindful of the communication. There are certain rules and obligations and a report should be written within these bounds.
- If the case if high profile, it is best there be more than one witness so that each one can focus on their specific subject area.
Podiatrist Malpractice cases are not an easy thing to win. The witness will have a major role to play in the case.