A Judge’s Perspective: Medical Evidence at Trial
THE HON. JOAN M. SUCCA
San Francisco, California
Author’s Note: This perspective is strictly the personal opinions of this author. They are not the opinions of my colleagues, the Department of Industrial Relations, or the Division of Workers’ Compensation. When a case proceeds to trial, it should be the job of the attorneys to present the medical evidence in the most cohesive and seamless way possible.
The following pointers are what I want to see when a case is going to trial. It may seem to be a long list. However, a lot of it is based on common sense.