Where a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case challenged a jury verdict in favor of the defendants, the judgment is reversed and remanded because the trial court abused its discretion in prohibiting the plaintiff from cross examining an expert witness on the subject of prior medical malpractice cases against him because the evidence was relevant to bias, and the plaintiff was prejudiced since the refusal to allow such evidence could have impacted the outcome of trial.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
Koelling v. Mercy Hospitals East Communities (MLW No. 72027/Case No. ED105839 – 16 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hoff, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Franklin County, Hoven, J. (Gregory G. Fenlon and David Alan Perney for appellant) (Philip Louis Willman, David Martin Perron and Teresa Michelle Young for respondents).