Normal Like You (More Opioid Fallout: Pharmacies Are Next On The List)

“Today, medical science recognizes That some folks aren’t helped by relaxing exercises. In cases of difficult tension, And nervous apprehension, Doctors are now prescribing medicine. It makes those who fear they’re about to quit Feel like they’re ready to begin. Bidding their darkened spirits goodbye For the calming peace of a cloudless sky.” Everclear, Ataraxia […]

Oof. What a day.

While America considers the first black woman to be a Justice on its Supreme Court (First Black Woman Nominated to SCOTUS: Katanji Brown Jackson) we have a crumbling world order in Europe (Bury The World Order, The Atlantic). Time to put on the Chucks and get down to brass tacks. Or play music and dance. […]

US Childbirth Safety Statistics Could (and should) Be Better

Trial lawyers focus heavily, and rightly, on fetal mortality rates. Birth-related injuries, injuries inflicted prior to birth, perinatal injuries and deaths among infants (whether SIDS, crib or otherwise) should be intolerable. What we sometimes lose sight of is the other side of that blessed event – the Mother. And on that score, studies are confirming […]

If The Game Is Rigged, They Rigged It Against You (Protect Yourself)

Florida court trends favor insurance companies against consumers. These trends cut across all manner of insurance and accidents giving rise to claims. The trends highlight the critical need to hire the best trial lawyer you can find to ensure you don’t get taken for a ride. Here is the link: Florida Appeal Courts Side with […]

Everybody Hurts

They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them. Eeyore, “The House at Pooh Corner” They are not funny things, accidents. In my experience, planes have fallen out of the sky when they are not supposed to. Cars can erupt in flames on unexpected high-speed impacts. Patients stop breathing when their anesthesia […]

Shkreli’s Quality Fraud (is not a one-off)

This legal concept is used by the Department of Justice to recover lost, wasted, or stolen money in the health care market. In 2016, I blogged about it in the context of prescription drug costs right here. I was watching a Netflix show last night and Martin Shkreli (played by an actor) made an appearance […]

Gimme Back My Bullets (The Beginning of the End for Gun Manufacturer Immunity?)

Maybe the worst example of special protections purchased by wealth and power is the National Rifle Association’s death grip on the national legislature over the last few decades: blocking any meaningful regulation of sales and passing federal legislation granting certain immunities from civil suit. Perhaps the timing is a coincidence, but as the NRA’s power, […]