In a medical malpractice case for example, one of the questions will be:
“Did the defendant depart from good and accepted medical practice?”
If the answer is “yes,” then they will proceed to the next question which is:
“Was the departure a substantial factor in causing injury?"
If the answer is “yes,” then they will go on to answer questions about compensation. There are some instances where a jury will be required to answer multiple factual questions and each one of the factual issues in a case may ask whether there were departures from good care, and whether those departures were substantial factors in causing injury.