Heavy Horses

Watching the pomp and circumstance surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral provoked conflicting emotions. On the one hand, the monarchy is ridiculous and offensive to American notions of freedom. I watch the story of the UK hiring out King Charles 3’s ironing of his shoelaces and putting of the toothpaste on his brush with horror. Hence, […]

Young Thug’s song lyrics are being used as evidence in his gang indictment

Not everyone supports allowing prosecutors to use lyrics as evidence. In “Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America” by Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis, rapper Killer Mike argues that rap as an art form is a safe space where raw emotions can and should be expressed. “Left unchecked, it has the potential to silence […]

Conflicts In Medical Studies (Extravascular ICD)

If you go to the credits on the article, you learn a little about how global medical device manufacturers like Medtronic “support” the investigations conducted by health care organizations like Mayo Clinic and the New England Journal of Medicine into the safety of their new products. A link to the NEJM article on the Mayo […]

Large Verdicts: The Most Vulnerable Victims Are Most Affected By Caps and Delays

Not surprisingly, the largest verdicts in medical malpractice cases tend to happen in cases with overwhelming medical costs and needs. When trial lawyers tabulate the real cost of these needs, they often use the word “board”. As in, putting the expenses up on the board. Expert witnesses and life care planners are often involved in […]

TS Eliot Knew: Lots of Information Without Enough Knowledge

From 1920 (pre-internet): The vast accumulations of knowledge—or at least of information—deposited by the nineteenth century have been responsible for an equally vast ignorance. When there is so much to be known, when there are so many fields of knowledge in which the same words are used with different meanings, when everyone knows a little […]