NEJM: For-Profit Medical Schools — Concerns about Quality and Oversight

The nonprofit-governance requirement for medical schools was a core component of U.S. medical care’s transformation. But recently, several for-profit schools have been provisionally or fully accredited. Here is the link to the New England Journal of Medicine article: For-Profit Medical Schools — Concerns about Quality and Oversight

When Public Clinics Make Medical Mistakes …

The challenge of litigating your claim against a Federally managed clinic is real. Immunities can apply to doctors and other individual healthcare providers – or they may not. Investigating the differences could be ‘make or break’ for your case. Choose your lawyer carefully. Here’s the story from the Kaiser news outlet. When Malpractice Occurs at […]

Normally, I’d Say Don’t ask the Chamber of Commerce or Forbes About Your Consumer Rights

But based on the states I’m familiar with, these numbers appear okay. What’s missing is the “knew or should have known” analysis – but perhaps they don’t want to acknowledge the extensions provided by those laws. Forbes Advisor List of Med Mal SOL’s  

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

Jury awards $28.6 million to man who lost legs when hit by Amtrak train

Many times, there are multiple causes and responsible parties to a terrible accident. Trial lawyers are tasked with identifying each of those parties prior to filing suit. At trial, it is the jury’s job to determine what percentage of blame to assign to each party. Trial lawyers can make recommendations in argument, but the decision […]

Something In Our Bloodstream

Ten years ago, 12-year-old Rory Staunton dove for a ball in gym class and scraped his arm. He woke up the next day with a 104-degree Fahrenheit fever, so his parents took him to the pediatrician and eventually the emergency room. It was just the stomach flu, they were told. Three days later, Rory died […]

Candy Stripers

A famous critical care doctor once told me that “they want candy stripers delivering medicine.” That choice of the phrase probably dates both of us, but hopefully, it’s not too prehistoric to make the point. He was griping about what he viewed as an institutional assault on physician judgment and prerogatives. Long after that, I […]