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Deposition and Litigation Handbooks

If a lawsuit is filed against you, OMIC and assigned defense counsel will require your participation and expertise to best represent your interests. In order to help you understand the legal process, OMIC has created the Litigation Handbook for Ophthalmologists (pdf) and the Deposition Handbook for Ophthalmologists (pdf) to provide vital information about medical malpractice litigation.

The Deposition Handbook provides an overview of the deposition process – where your testimony is given under oath prior to trial – to assist you in understanding what takes place at a deposition. It is not designed to take the place of your own personal legal counsel; its function is to provide you with general information about this important part of the litigation process, which increasingly affects the way physicians provide medical system.

 

 

 

 

The Litigation Handbook provides an overview of the litigation process to assist you in understanding the various stages of your case. Principles are necessarily generic since laws vary from state to state and different courts impose their own rules of court. Although this manual can provide you with a generic understanding of legal procedures, it is not a substitute for specific advice from your attorney or OMIC.

 

 

 

 

 



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OMIC was founded by members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology nearly a quarter century ago and is the only carrier sponsored and endorsed by AAO. OMIC is also endorsed by 54 other ophthalmic societies. The OMIC partnerships with state and subspecialty societies qualifies their members for an exclusive 10% premium credit. Contact your state society for details.

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