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Discovery violations cost med mal defendants

April 29, 2012

Women’s clinic, doctor and midwife ordered to pay $72,000 in sanctions to plaintiffs after failing to disclose requested clinic protocols to the plaintiffs during discovery. In this case, the defendants denied that such protocols existed. In a subsequent case against the same clinic, protocols were produced.

Note that these types of sanctions aren’t usually covered by medical malpractice insurance, either.

When a plaintiff serves discovery requests upon you and/or your attorney, it is generally your duty to give them everything that they ask for – even if the information is detrimental to your case.

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