Adverse medical malpractice verdicts are appealed to the state courts of appeals, which affirm, reverse or partially reverse trial courts' decisions, according to Cochran Firm Metaire. When reversed, cases are often retu... More » Government & Politics Law

Medical malpractice occurs when someone is harmed by a medical professional who neglects to provide the proper degree of health care treatment, according to Nolo. Simply because a patient is unsatisfied with the outcome ... More » Business & Finance Insurance Health Insurance

Common medical-malpractice claims include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medication error, childbirth injury and anesthesia error, according to Nolo. To establish malpractice, a plaintiff must prove that a doctor cause... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The key Supreme Court decisions of 2014 include verdicts in the Riley versus California case and the Utility Air versus the Environmental Protection Agency case, according to the New York Times. Other significant rulings... More » Government & Politics Law

After depositions in a medical malpractice case, the attorneys discuss a settlement and may agree to mediation. If an agreement is not reached, the case goes to trial and is decided by a judge, advises Nolo. More » Government & Politics Law

Petit juries, also known as trial juries, determine verdicts in civil and criminal cases, in contrast to grand juries that determine whether enough evidence exists to put suspects on trial, reports U.S. Courts. Although ... More » Government & Politics Law

Many websites provide samples of appeal letters, including, which offers letters for a wide range of appeals, including academic, employment and insurance appeals. The Patient Advocate Foundation a... More » Government & Politics Law