In this week's newsletter you'll learn the differences between criminal and civil cases.
Criminal v. Civil
I often meet with defendants in medical malpractice cases. Sometimes they ask questions about "the prosecution." Sometimes they tell me they're "not guilty." I know that the defendants are comparing their cases to criminal ones like those seen on Law and Order or other legal dramas on television.
However, as a new legal nurse consultant, you need to know that "prosecution" and "not guilty" are terms that apply to criminal cases but not medical malpractice ones. Medical malpractice cases are tried in Civil Court, not Criminal Court. Let's look at some of the differences between criminal and civil cases. Read More.