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What happens during a deposition?

Legal Aspects · Jun 3, 2020

Seema Madhavan

Seema MadhavanCase Manager

A deposition is an interview where testimony is provided under oath. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the defendant’s attorney might ask you about your medical history and other related issues.

It is important to be prepared for this examination, as the results of the deposition could affect the outcome of the case, and may affect how much damages are eventually awarded. 

You could be asked about how the medical mistake has affected you, including the severity of any physical suffering and the impact it had on your ability to work. 

Get prepared

To better prepare for the process, you should make sure that you understand the questions and their implications fully. You should know the facts of your case well, so that questions can be answered concisely without revealing too many unnecessary details.

The opposing attorney may try to ask unsettling questions, and it is important to keep your composure. 

It is important to ensure that the information provided during the deposition is accurate and consistent, as this could be used as evidence in the trial. Any inconsistencies could be brought up during the trial and may reflect poorly on the witness. 

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