Verdict Just In: COVID Jurors Still Care – Lessons Learned from COVID Malpractice Trial


Verdict just in: COVID Jurors Still Care –
Lessons Learned from COVID Malpractice Trial  

tuesday, March 23, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1.0 General CLE Credit

On March 5, 2021, a jury awarded Jake Marquez $500,000 against Presbyterian Healthcare Services.  The case involved a bowel perforation during a hernia repair surgery and was hard fought on liability and damages.  The case was tried at the South Valley Senior Center in an auditorium with social distancing, masks, plexiglass and questionable acoustics.  Lessons from the case are plenty and apply now during COVID trials, but carry over to all trials.  At the end, jurors come to Court to do the right thing, for the right reasons, when we try our case as upholding what fits with their view of what is just, we are ahead from the beginning, even in COVID. 

Presented by: Lee Hunt, Esq.

Moderator: Dusti Harvey, Esq.



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Requests for refunds received after course materials have been sent out cannot be honored but a substitute NMTLA Plaintiff General Member may attend.



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