what type of issues are discussed in the final pre-trial stage of a medical malpractice case, is the settlement one of those issues i have a case thats been on the calender since 2004, its a medical malepractice wrogful death case, what should do or is this the normal process of a case like this
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Re: pre-trial conferences
A pre-trial conference is generally held to discuss settlement before the actual trial of the case. Several adjournments/continuations of this conference is not uncommon. Medical malpractice cases are often difficult to settle before trial because normally the doctor sued must give consent to his/her attorney and insurance carrier before settlement can be negotiated.