A Medical Malpractice Trial during the Pandemic: AAJ Past President Kathleen Nastri on Obtaining a $9.5 Million Judgment - On Demand CLE

Sean McElligott and Kathleen L. Nastri

Format: On Demand Program
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On March 8th, 2021, Kathleen Nastri obtained a $9.5 million judgment for her client in federal court. Join us for a unique opportunity to discuss the recent trial with Nastri as her and fellow trial attorney Sean McElligott discuss her recent success and how Nastri went about trying the case during the pandemic.

Nastri and McElligott will discuss tactics Nastri used, including:

  • Calling the defendant physician early in the plaintiffs’ case
  • Using the “Negative Halo” in cross-examination of the defendant’s expert
  • Simplifying a complex medical story and keeping the case as short as possible (Nastri was able to simplify a complex case into only four days of evidence)
  • How to master courtroom optics in a partially remote trial

Nastri’s case also presented several novel legal issues, including the ability of a life care planner to rely on hearsay statements from treating physicians. All participants will receive sample chapters from The Medical Malpractice Trial as well as documents from Nastri’s trial, including her touchstone demonstrative and the decision of the federal district court judge awarding the $9.5 million judgment. 

Kathleen Nastri is a past president of the AAJ, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. Nastri is known both for the record-setting results she has obtained for her clients and the thoroughness and compassion she brings to each of her cases. She worked closely with legendary trial lawyer Michael Koskoff, (coauthor of The Medical Malpractice Trial) for a number of years and has tried to carry on his legacy of excellence in the courtroom. In 2017, Kathleen was elected president of the AAJ, and she continues to work to promote the AAJ’s goal of increasing access to civil justice for all. She has also held numerous leadership positions with the CTLA, including becoming its first woman president in 2003.

Sean K. McElligott is the co-author (with Michael Koskoff) of The Medical Malpractice Trial, and is an experienced trial lawyer who represents people suffering from catastrophic injuries caused by medical malpractice, dangerous products, and negligence.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from one of the best trial attorneys in the country as she shares lessons you can apply to your cases during the pandemic and beyond. 

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On Demand Program: 75 Minutes
Original Air Date: 04/07/2021

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