Eight Hundred-Fifty Thousand settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit for an eight-year old girl who sustained a brain injury due to the negligent medical treatment View More
material witness: person whose testimony on some issue has been judicially determined as both relevant and important.
maxillo facial: referring to the face, facial bones and jaw area.
medical malpractice: deviation by a health care provider from applicable standards of medical care and practice that a similar provider would exercise under the same circumstances, causing injury to the patient. Also referred to as medical negligence.
memorandum decision: a written opinion or decision of a court on a litigated question.
meniscus tear: a rupturing of one or more of the fibrocartlage strips in the knee called menisci.
mesothelioma: a type of cancer found in people who have been exposed to asbestos.
mistrial: a trial which has been terminated and declared void due to extraordinary circumstance, for example, prejudicial misconduct or a hung jury. A mistrial does not result in a judgment, but merely indicates a failure of trial, requiring the case to be retried.
moot: unsettled, undecided and not necessary to be decided.
motion: an oral or written request to the court for a ruling or order.
MRI Scan Magnetic Resonance Imaging: a scan that uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to create images of the body’s organs.
MRSA: methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus – a type of bacterium which is co