When you go through the trial process, you count on the professionals to make the right decision. Even if the verdict is not in your favor, you hope that they will be able to apply the law correctly to the facts of your case.
Every story has at least two sides. As you go through the trial process, it can seem like there are a lot more than two sides to a story that originally was simple.
In what appears to be a case of first impression in this state, the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, has upheld an award of punitive damages in a medical malpractice case, based upon a physician's destruction of medical records.