Communication Breakdown (Electronic Medical Records Version)

Last week, a story on electronic health records ended up in this blog – reminding me of a 2018 post I made here concerning the increasingly deleterious effect on the accuracy of medical records caused by technology and user laziness or deception that it can promote. The 2018 post about changes in medical record-keeping can […]

Don’t Damn Me (Libel versus Invasion of Privacy)

With the never-ending Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard trial ongoing in Virginia, libel is all the rage. It’s a hot tort, what with all the crazy talk and nasty, personal name-calling going on everywhere. If offended, keep in mind the standard of proof you may be required to meet. You don’t want a judge making […]

The Importance Of Fully Litigating Discovery Responses

San Diego County is appealing an $85 million verdict obtained after it with-held discovery from the plaintiff and was sanctioned for it by the judge. Just before trial, lawyers for the family said that the county had acted improperly by not turning over key evidence, including a training video on how to apply restraints that […]

No Trust, No Health

New studies yield data confirming black skepticism of healthcare services quality. Lack of trust is based upon experience. According to a new report, the majority of black adults have had at least one negative experience with a healthcare provider. But young black women are particularly likely to report a harmful interaction during routine health care. […]

“Two neurologists argue that calling T.I.A.s what they are — minor strokes — could prompt patients to seek the help they need more quickly.”

When medicine’s standard of care slowly begins to catch up with how trial lawyers talk when they have seen enough misdiagnosed stroke cases. Link (warning, paywall) is here: New York Times: Give Patients Better Information About TIA’s.

Get Back Up

Title IX is great because sport is a life lesson. Every kid should get the benefits of competition. I watched The Players Championship golf tournament over the weekend. Saturday was one of those wicked days on a golf course. Heavy winds whipped the course but unlike an Open links layout, the course is a Pete […]

Florida’s Senate Turns Its Back on Florida Families (Again)

The House vote gave some hope that this was the year that Florida would recognize the inequities in the Wrongful Death Act that discriminate against victims of medical malpractice. But the special interests appear to have won out yet again – at the expense of Florida families. Florida’s legislature passed the bill that immunized hospitals, […]