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Letters to the Editor
December 2003

Jury Findings of Malpractice Despite the Evidence

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(12):1355. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.12.1355-a

I found the article "Medical Malpractice and Facial Nerve Paralysis"1 in the January issue of the ARCHIVES to be informative and disturbing. Having given expert testimony on behalf of physician defendants in several facial nerve cases, I know how difficult it is to win these cases. Juries seem prejudicially inclined to award money despite the availability of evidence against such a finding.

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