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  

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 […]

The Industry Surveys Nursing Malpractice Claims

And the results are not surprising. Misdiagnosis, prescribing errors, and wrongful death make up most of the claims. When I worked in defense of hospitals, nurses were the hardest witnesses to prepare. They are left alone too long and forced to do things they wouldn’t normally if they’d been under the direct supervision of a […]

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 […]

Jury orders Charter to pay $7 billion in technician’s murder of Texas customer

People hate their cable companies. A focus group could have told the defense that before trial. My bet is the defense rode their assumption that the company couldn’t be held responsible for the employee’s criminal conduct all the way to real trouble. It’s a good bet that they misread the jurors all the way through […]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)

Earlier this week, I posted about a Florida case deciding that an expert witness used by a Plaintiff was not qualified under Florida’s pre-suit rules for medical malpractice cases. In that case, the Court ruled that the Plaintiff did not satisfy the pre-suit screening rules because their expert was insufficiently qualified. My earlier post about […]