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 […]

The Battle of Evermore: How the Insurance Lobby Rules Florida

The end of the year brings legislative sessions to a close, setting up final face-offs between special interests affected by pending legislation. Back in the Spring, I wrote in separate posts about a long hoped-for consumer win in Florida to change unfair wrongful death laws: Turns out, politics isn’t the only place where misinformation is […]

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

Why Are Traffic Fatalities Going Up in The US and Nowhere Else?

That assessment has become increasingly true. The U.S. has diverged over the past decade from other comparably developed countries, where traffic fatalities have been falling. This American exception became even starker during the pandemic. In 2020, as car travel plummeted around the world, traffic fatalities broadly fell as well. But in the U.S., the opposite […]

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  

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 […]