March 18, 2013

April 2001 - Did They Really Say That?


From Jeffrey C. Lewis of Texarkana, this exchange that took place during his cross-examination of the female plaintiff in a medical malpractice trial in Bowie County.

Mr. Lewis: I'm not asking you for a medical opinion, but as far as you're concerned (the defendant doctor's) surgery, his technique, what he did with your right foot, fixed all the problems you were complaining about?

Plaintiff's Attorney: Objection. That calls for a medical opinion.

Mr. Lewis: I'm not asking for that.

The Court: She's the best one to know. I would think.

Plaintiff's Attorney: I don't think she was in there when he was operating on her.

Jeffrey adds: "Judge Bill Peek (202nd District Court) wisely overruled the objection."