Articles Posted in JURY SELECTION

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Posted by Christina Cribbs
Kerry Stolte sued her dentist for medical malpractice after her lingual nerve was severed during a wisdom tooth extraction. The case proceeded to trial and during the jury selection process, Plaintiff moved to strike several jurors for cause because they either favored medical professionals or were biased against medical malpractice plaintiffs. For example, one juror stated that she would believe a doctor over a patient. When the trial judge denied Plaintiff’s request to strike the jurors for cause, Plaintiff used some of her peremptory strikes to remove the prospective jurors from the jury panel. At the close of trial and after two days of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict and Plaintiff appealed the case on several grounds.
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