Plaintiff's Past Medical History Should Be Deemed Relevant

By: Andrew H. Ralston
The Legal Intelligencer

A plaintiff is caused to suffer a dramatic reduction in his earnings because of a medical condition, which also causes him to suffer terrible pain and suffering. Then, the negligence in question in your case occurs. What about past pain and suffering and the impact that it already had on earnings? Is that past history relevant when considering whether, or at least how much, damage the alleged negligence at issue at trial actually caused to a plaintiff?

Andy Ralston addresses these issues in his article, "Plaintiff's Past Medical History Should Be Deemed Relevant."

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