In the State of New York, in the Supreme Court of the State of NY, civil cases including accident cases, negligence cases, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases are supervised by one specific judge. That judge is responsible for overseeing the progress of your case as well as dealing with any discovery issues that arise.
Every few months the attorneys are required to appear before this judge to advise him or her on how your case is progressing.
Once discovery has been completed and your case is has been on the trial calendar for some time, you will be assigned a date to come in and pick a jury. After a jury has been selected, you will be randomly assigned to the next available trial judge who handles your type of case.
In most cases, the trial judge will not be the same one who has supervised your case throughout the litigation process.
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To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational medical malpractice and accident website.
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