Med-mal defense wins 2 cases by helping jury control sympathies

Two cases show sympathy for plaintiffs' 'horrendous outcomes' not same as blame

, Daily Report


The winning defense attorney in back-to-back medical malpractice trials during the past two weeks noted a key part of his strategy was to compartmentalize the emotion accompanying the plaintiffs' plights. In Jonathan Peters' most recent cases, the plaintiffs -- one dying of cancer and the other paralyzed -- were asking juries to hold their doctors responsible for $14 million in combined damages.

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    Thanks for holding a mirror up to our community. We have not come very far at all have we?

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