Contrary to what you may think, the deposition is rarely for your own benefit. It is not there to clear up the facts so that the plaintiff’s attorney can realize just how very wrong they were for suing you. There is a common misconception among physicians that if they explain things well, their intelligent
abide by that motto when preparing for the deposition.
they might have let you out of. You’d be surprised how many physicians disregard this basic rule.
though it feels strange to say those words over and over.
five more questions to ask you.
not an accurate statement.”
Don’t tell them that treating pain is essential to the care of the patient, ethically and according to JCAHO.