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 […]

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

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 […]

Does your doctor have a disciplinary record? What if he or she does?

As reported here, medical error is the leading cause of death in the United States according to a 2016 Study by Johns Hopkins University. But only 1% of physicians account for more than one third of all malpractice claims that are paid out, a 2019 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found. The link to […]

The Companies Making Billions Off The Opioid Epidemic Want You To Know They Are (Really) Sorrry (Really)

“While our intent was not to fuel the epidemic, we failed to recognize the broader context of what was going on in society around us,” said Bob Sternfels, who assumed his role as global managing partner leading the 38,000-employee firm in July 2021. “That’s why we have new protocols and policies in place to prevent […]

Hospital Medication Errors Can Be Fatal (And Concealed)

The patient was supposed to get Versed, a sedative intended to calm her before being scanned in a large, MRI-like machine. But Vaught accidentally grabbed vecuronium, a powerful paralyzer, which stopped the patient’s breathing and left her brain-dead before the error was discovered. That was in a prestigious Tennessee hospital. The link is here. I had […]