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Medical Malpractice By Doctors or Other Care Providers Can Be Decreased

Many politicians and citizens believe that trial lawyers are responsible for medical malpractice lawsuits.  Bunk!  According to a blog post by Pro Publica it’s long been known that medical errors are a major problem—a national panel concludedmore than a decade ago that nearly 100,000 people die each year as a result of errors in hospitals. Despite [...]

5 Reasons The Jury Hates Your Lawyer

 Most lawyers,even experienced ones,  are terrible trial lawyers.  Terrible.  With a capital T that rhymes with LOSE.  Here is list of common problems.

1. Using big words–any legal terminology,scientific mumbo-jumbo,or multi-syllabic jargon–is never a good idea.  One can and should use clear,concise language to express even complicated ideas.

2.  Making the same point over and over.  [...]

Conrad Murray ordered to pay $100 Million in restitution and serve 4 years in prison

Conrad Murray ordered to pay $100 Million in restitution and serve 4 years in prison

Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, was sentenced to four years imprisonment, the maximum punishment the judge could deliver. 

“Some may feel that this was a medical malpractice case. It wasn’t. And [...]

bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon’s health plan cover a treatment for brain injured soldiers

According to Daniel Zweirdling and Christian Miller of NPR a bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers issued a letter Friday demanding that the Pentagon’s health plan cover a treatment for brain injured soldiers known as cognitive rehabilitation therapy.

.Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-NJ), and Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA), the leaders of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, cited [...]

Article on Medical Malpractice Suit Focuses on Tragedy But Neglects The Law

There was an interesing article in the LA Times on January 23, 2011 concerning a lawsuit against UCLA Hospital arising out of the tragic death of a young girl. The girl, Olivia Cull, 17, died while undergoing a procedure related to a faulty heart valve. Her problem was congenital. She had had similar procedures to [...]

Arbitration Clauses Keep Most Medical Malpractice Cases Out Of Court In California

 

As a condition to providing medical treatment or insurance most California healthcare providers and insurance companies require people to agree to arbitrate any disputes regarding malpractice. Arbitration is a system of alternative dispute resolution wherein the parties to a dispute refer it to one or more persons, called the arbitrators, by whose decision they [...]