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Im a physician who left my group practice due to medical

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I'm a physician who left my group practice due to medical disability. My office manager received deposition subpoenas for all the MD's who had seen this patient who is suing her employer. My manager advised the lawyer who delivered them that I am too ill to appear, but then she (my manager) mailed me the documents on to me by regular mail anyway. Do I have to appear? I only saw the patient a couple times peripherally and I really AM too ill to travel to the deposition.
You should object to the deposition based upon your health and the fact you were a peripheral person involved. You can contact the other party's attorney and seek to make arrangements to give a deposition in your residence since you are too ill to travel. If the other party's counsel will not cooperate, you should get the practice's attorney to fight the subpoena on your behalf or you may need to get an attorney on your own to assist you.

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