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Spine University

17 Aug

Many of our personal injury and medical malpractice clients suffer from some type of back issues.  An orthopedic group has set up an online Spine University that provides a wealth of information that clients might find helpful.  The site includes information on the structure of the back, tests, and medical care for various back conditions…

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The Life of a Trial Lawyer

15 Aug

Today, the whole firm feels like the bride that was left stranded at the alter.  We were supposed to start a three week trial yesterday.  It is a complicated case, originally filed in September 2004, with over 10,000 documents exchanged between the parties.  We have all (attorneys and staff) cut summer vacations short and worked feverishly to…

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Medication Errors

10 Aug

Study after study shows the frequency of medical errors.  However, a recent study by the Institute of Medicine brought to light the alarming rate of medication errors.  According to the study, medication errors affect more than 1.5 million Americans annually, killing thousands.  The rate of error was particularly surprising in hospitals.  The report found that…

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The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment

27 Aug

Sexual harassment is always in the news in the US.  But the US is not alone in having a problem.  In the past week to ten days, there have been numerous news stories about international sexual harassment issues.  Topping the list are sexual harassment claims against members of the Israeli government.  The Israeli Justice Minister…

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Medical Malpractice: More Docs in Texas

05 Oct

In medical malpractice news, an increase in Texas doctors is the front page news of this morning’s New York Times.  Backers of tort reform point to this as evidence that the limits on medical malpractice awards are doing their job.  But that analysis may be too simple for several reasons.  One, even prior to prop…

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