Flowerchild, I've given a deposition before and it isn't fun! (I wasn't the one being sued, thank the Lord). Above all else, DON'T TALK TO ANYONE ON THE PHONE!!! There are slash-and-burn lawyer groups who will, without actually lying, most definitely lead you to believe that they represent your hospital, your malpractice insurance
company and ask you to give all sorts of information. I've heard of it being done to friends, and had it attempted on me.
Phone rings: (It's 11:00 at night)
Me (groggy): Hullo?
Voice: Hello, this is the lawyer addressing the case of Mrs ????? (didn't remember it from Adam) who fell in the shower at your institution four years ago. The case goes to trial tomorrow morning (I'm not kidding on this) and we are wondering if you will be able to give testimony...
Me: (What I wish I'd said): For confidentiality reasons, I do not give information on patients or professional matters over the phone at my place of residence. Please approach me officially at work with my supervisor present.
Me: (What I actually said): HUH?????
Anyway, Flowerchild, please be careful. Know who you are talking to, and protect yourself. I truly wish you hadn't pitched the documentation; I would recreate what you can remember, including dates and times, for your own benefit. Take care! JeannieM