The cutoff date to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is extended if a medical practitioner flees the state within the four-year lawsuit deadline, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently.

Here is a case out of Ohio allowing a claim to proceed, even where the defendant makes himself difficult to find and serve with process. Ohio Supreme Court: Patients can pursue legal claim against doctor who fled country I had a similar and horrific case involving a small child killed in an office setting during […]

My Dad and I Didn’t Battle The Charles Case With So Many Other Fine Lawyers, Just To See Florida’s Constitution Undone.

Despite our work in Charles versus Baptist, hospital lobbyists keep picking away at the patient safety disclosures voted for by Florida. As noted in a recent news story, the case my office handled established an important precedent (overturning the First DCA in the process). In a key 2017 ruling in a Jacksonville case, the Florida […]

Handoff Miscommunications Cause Serious Medical Malpractice Injury

Here’s a link to the story on the Journal of Hospital Medicine Story: Study: I-PASS Handoff Program Helps Reduce Patient Harm And here’s a link to a video, links to published opinions, and a description of my experience litigating and trying handoff miscommunication and other incidents of medical malpractice. My Medical Malpractice Experience Page

I’ll Say It Again, Trial Lawyers: Don’t Scream At The Judge.

Trial lawyers don’t win every argument in front of every judge. And, yes. Some of those losses come on significant issues and important cases. But here’s the thing: there are prescribed ways to deal with those disagreements. You can respectfully present that option to the judge and let him or her know that there are […]

The Case For Tort Reform Gets Harder And Harder To Make (But That Won’t Stop Some)

It is absurd to criticize a fee structure that puts a lawyer in complete concert with his client’s interests and allows clients without resources or influence to pursue remedies against the most powerful institutions in their community for real harm done to them. Back in the day, the argument was that verdicts were too numerous […]

Victims of Malpractice Don’t Lose Their Patient Rights.

I know – for a fact – that this happens waaay too often. Sometimes, the physicians and trial lawyers share an interest in patient safety that is contrary to the interests of the doctor’s insurance carrier. “Protecting patient and physician confidentiality must be a paramount concern of medical malpractice carriers. What Coverys has done in […]

Experience is Required For Litigating Birth Injuries: Fetal Heart Monitoring

In addition to the Florida legal hurdles I write about on this blog, there is specialized medical knowledge related to birth injuries that only some medical malpractice lawyers possess. One of the required skills that few possess is reading electronic fetal heart monitoring. There’s internal and external. The nurses need to know that you grasp […]

To My Referral Partners: Thank You and a Link to Our Automobile Negligence Page

I have personally investigated everything from car explosions and fires to rollover accidents caused by tire blowout. I have been on the scene for traumatic motorcycle and pedestrian death investigations. I have been present for automobile reconstructions that last for days in the sweltering heat of salvage yards. Here is a link to my firm […]