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Legal Nurse Consulting: Lesson 4 Neal Bevans Lesson 4: Full-Screen View This view has opened in a new window and will stretch to fit any screen size (large or small). It displays all of this lesson's components. To return to the normal classroom, please click the "close" button or manually close this window. Chapter 1 A Civil Case From Start to Finish In this lesson, we will examine a civil case from start to finish, and I'll explain the important steps that all civil cases follow and define important legal terminology. We'll also take a look at the increasingly important role played by legal nurse consultants in all phases of civil cases. But first, let's talk about Charles and Julia Doe: It was a clear, beautiful day in August…show more content…
But what makes one case "bad" and another one "good"? The first consideration for an attorney who evaluates a new case is the factual basis of the claim. It would be nice to think that attorneys routinely consider justice as their first and foremost priority, but they can't. In the day-to-day world of legal practice, the first point that attorneys use to evaluate a case is facts, not fairness. The question for the attorney is this: Do the facts justify the client's claim? If they don't, the attorney should not take the case. A case where the facts don't support the client's claim is a loser. We've all heard about those wild cases where someone sues someone else on an outlandish claim. Here's my personal favorite: Joe, the burglar, sneaks up on a roof so that he can break into the second story of a house, and he steps through a weak point in the owner's roof, injuring his foot. Later, he sues the homeowner. I like this one a lot because it has all the elements of any good urban myth: It's both outlandish and believable at the same time. It isn't true, of course, but it sounds great. Let's examine Joe's case in the context of an attorney's evaluation of it as a new case. Here is where we run into another common misconception about civil cases: Just because someone brings a suit doesn't mean that he or she will win. Can Joe, the burglar, sue under these facts? The simple answer is, Yes. A person can file suit for almost any reason. That
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