Before I arrived in the defense lawyers office I didn't know it.
All I had was the doctor's faxed medical records. Those records looked fine. There was nothing in those records to be concerned about.
When I arrived at the doctor's attorney's office, I asked to see the doctor's original records, as I always do.
While reading the 'original' records I began to notice something unusual. The records that were provided to me as 'original' were TOTALLY different than the records I had reviewed the night before. Warning signals were going off in my mind. Big red warning signals.
I didn't say anything. I didn't make faces. I simply and calmly handed the doctor's records back to defense counsel and we began the pre-trial questioning.
After questioning the doctor extensively about his 'original' records and locking him into his testimony, did I bring up the other records we had.
You should have seen the look on the defense attorney's face. It was priceless. It totally changed the outcome of this case.