Parties in medical malpractice cases typically rely heavily on expert testimony and other evidence to establish their positions; if a party is precluded from offering certain evidence, they may be unable to prove their assertions. As such, it is not uncommon for parties in medical malpractice cases to file motions in limine prior to trial, asking the courts to limit what evidence their opponents are permitted to introduce. In a recent Maryland medical malpractice case arising out of a negligently performed spinal surgery, a court explained the grounds for granting motions in limine. If you were injured due to the carelessness of your surgeon, it is wise to confer with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney about what claims you may be able to pursue.
The History of the Case
Allegedly, the defendant performed a lumbar endoscopic discectomy on the plaintiff. The plaintiff experienced extreme pain following the procedure. During a surgical follow-up visit, the defendant advised the plaintiff that she may have re-herniated one of the discs he repaired and that she had residual scar tissue surrounding her spine. The plaintiff underwent two additional procedures on her back that were performed by other physicians but continued to experience pain.