Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Client and the Doctor: Conflicting Views

What my client says about his doctor during the deposition:

”Dr. Grant. I love Dr. Grant or James as he lets his friends call him. He told me over and over again how this accident caused my injury and how he’d never been wrong. Did you know his kids and my kids went to the same school? Little Jimmy and Bella...absolutely the greatest kids ever. I’ve never had a doctor take so much interest in me before and I count him as a close friend.”
What the doctor says about my client during his deposition:
”I have no independent knowledge or recollection about this patient. I couldn’t pick him out of a crowd if I tried. Everything I did and know is in my chart. Can I leave now?”
At least I know enough to make it seem like I care about my clients...