This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “Juries Have the Right to Decide What is Right and What is Not”. https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.
Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney
There’s been a lot of talk about limiting jury award in medical malpractice cases. In my view that’s just wrong! In our country, we are built upon the principle “we the people”. We the people have certain strong and fundamental rights. We have the right to express our voice at the ballot box; we also have the right to express our voice in the jury box.
At the ballot box, we don’t want big government telling us who we can vote for or restricting us in any fashion; telling us for example, that we have to vote republican or that we have to vote democratic that wouldn’t be right. We also don’t want big government telling us how to decide in the jury box. People that sit on juries are people just like you, and they sit collectively with other members of the community. They listen to evidence over a period of time, and then they deliberate. They discuss and then they come to a conclusion. Collectively juries have incredible wisdom! They know what’s fair, they know what’s right and they know what’s wrong, therefore jurors shouldn’t be told how to decide a given case.