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The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Civil Sexual Assault Episode 3: Challenges Facing Survivors Seeking Redress Through the Civil Courts
The Keys to Assessing Sexual Abuse Claims - Civil Sexual Assault Episode 2
Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Superman's Legal Duty
Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
What Money Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
When plaintiff receives a demand for a physical examination he or she have 20 days after the service of the demand to serve their response. More likely than not, plaintiff counsel is going to allow the plaintiff to submit to...more
Imagine your doctor recommends routine spleen removal surgery. When discussing your surgical options, the doctor tells you about da Vinci® - an increasingly used surgical robot. The doctor raves about the safety,...more
If used properly and if conducted by a reputable Asset Search Company, asset searches can be used as a valuable tool in both pre and post litigation. Often is the case when a personal injury attorney has a client with...more
As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more
On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more
Pharmaceutical companies manufacture, test and introduce new drugs regularly. Despite rigorous testing by the drug companies and monitoring by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), lawsuits are an inevitable...more
As more patients in Maryland, Virginia and seven other states are found with severe meningitis infections from an injected steroid pain drug, the tradeoff in how the drug got made is becoming increasingly plain. It's a new...more
Just as children require medical treatment different from that of adults, seniors have specific health-care needs as well. As we’ve noted, elderly patients are more sensitive to some drugs, less to others, can present...more
UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Product Liability – Tobacco. In an action by individual class member, did the trial court err in application of finding reached by jury and affirmed by Florida Supreme Court in class...more
A summary of four key books for young lawyers to read to assist in obtaining a better grasp on their trial advocacy skills in the courtroom. These four books will assist in defeating defense strategies and connecting with...more
In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more
The goal of the trial lawyer in using a mock trial or focus group in his or her case is to obtain objective information from a group of individuals demographically similar to the real jurors. Consequently, the mock trial or...more
We couldn’t have said it better than the Los Angeles Times: “ Television is great for sports, reality shows and reruns of ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ but if you're getting your health information from TV, you might not be as...more
The advent of Medicare’s Part D drug plan introduced everyone to the concept of the “donut hole.” That’s the point at which prescription drug coverage ceases for a period during which the plan member pays full price. The gap...more
Last month, we wrote about the danger of drug and medical device warnings and recalls that go unnoticed by hospitals and doctors, much less patients. A recent story reported by CNN demonstrates the tragic consequences of such...more
Katerina Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions, Inc., et al.
Court of Appeal, Second District (May 18, 2012)
In Wylson v. Rittl (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 361, the court held that a non-party medical doctor cannot be found...more
Here's another tale of Big Pharma insinuating itself into places it doesn't belong, to the detriment of quality care and patient safety.
Established to support patients with chronic pain, their families and the...more
Early in 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Commonly known as the Stimulus, or Recovery Act, it was intended to juice the sluggish economy, and it reached into all corners of our...more
It’s another episode in the continuing drama of technology lust. Device manufacturers love to market their new, advanced and invariably expensive wares, hospitals love to leverage them for marketing and bill-enhancement, and...more
Off-label use of drugs—that is, taking medication to address a problem other than the one for which it was developed and approved by the FDA — is a common and often appropriate practice.
Unfortunately, off-label use is...more
Understanding how the civil litigation process works, very simply, is really something with which all our citizens should be familiar. However, it's especially beneficial for those that are litigants to a legal proceeding....more
Trial attorney discloses practical suggestions on how to work with children in civil litigation. Where to conduct interview. How to limit intimidation by opposing counsel and the court system. ...more
As the saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Not that we know for sure that behavioral economist Dan Ariely considers pharmaceutical manufacturers “enemies,” but we know he’s onto their practices...more
The groundswell against the use of tanning beds got an additional boost last week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation prohibiting children younger than 18 from using the body-bronzers as of January 2012....more
In this issue: "NNT" -- What It Means and Why You Should Care; Finding NNT's for Any Condition; and Eye-Popping NNT's for Breast Cancer Screening.
Every single recommendation you will ever get for health care -- at least...more