This article addresses what I call sederericide (killing oneself by excessive sitting).
I am a cardiologist addicted to standing. I use a standing desk when I see patients at my office. I use a standing desk at home. When we used to go to conferences I was always the guy in the back of the room pacing back and forth rather than sitting. When we use to fly I was the guy by the exit row standing and squatting. Are you that attorney with the same issue? (more…)
Until recently, the only treatment shown in clinical trials to improve the prognosis of Acute Ischemic Stroke was IV tPA. The FDA approved Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator, or IV tPA, in 1996. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator, or IV tPA. IV tPA works for Ischemic Strokes—the most common type of stroke in which a blood clot stops blood flow to part of the brain.(more…)
Car crashes and accidents are a leading cause of injury and death, especially in the US. When litigation involves an auto accident, hiring an Accident Reconstruction Expert is a surefire way to strengthen the case, but attorneys often wonder, “is it worth the cost?”(more…)
The role of a forensic toxicologist is to test for the presence of drugs or toxins in bodily fluid and tissue.
By understanding how various medications, narcotics, chemical elements, and compounds impact the human body, a forensic toxicologist can interpret drug dosages, identify interactions between medications, and explain the harm of various environmental toxins.
In 1955, the Los Angeles Police Department coined the now-popular phrase, “To Protect and Serve”. By 1963, this ethos became the official motto of the LAPD and was later adopted by other law enforcement agencies—concisely stating their mission to the public.
But law enforcement professionals are just as liable to commit negligence and malpractice as the rest of humanity, and pledging to protect and serve does not necessarily mean they will.(more…)
Expert witness fees can pile up fast, especially for high-cost medical experts. Many expert witness referral companies bill at an hourly rate and charge clients each time they interact with a provided expert witness. By providing their service in this way, they often add an extra 20-40% on top of their expert’s hourly rates.
At Saponaro, Inc. we connect attorneys to top expert witnesses for a flat referral fee, rather than marking up hourly rates. As a result, attorneys who use our services save money by working directly with the expert witness they need at a cost established by that expert—not us!
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A medical record chronology is an outline of medical events presented in chronological order. Creating an accurate, concise medical chronology as part of a review of voluminous or complex medical records can be challenging. Producing a medical chronology is part detective work, part analysis, and part communication. It requires determining what is relevant in the medical record and organizing that information into a succinct document of the facts.
It is a crucial part of any medical-legal case, and a good medical chronology provides facts and sources to assist expert witnesses in determining merit and damages in a timely and cost-effective manner, without the need for an expert to review a page by page record, until it has been determined that the case has merit.
Our nurse consultants review medical records for individual cases such as personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, drug and medical devices, product liability, and all cases where voluminous records get in the way of determining whether or not the case is worth pursuing and/or the specific damages associated with negligent acts.
An accurate medical record chronology requires reading through hundreds of pages of an individual’s medical records to summarize the relevant events in sequential order. Our medical record chronologies present verbatim health information in an objective manner, while taking care to focus on information relevant to the specific facts of your case.
The benefits of a Medical Chronology are:
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The assessment of pain and suffering damages is different for each claim because the circumstances of each injury victim from before the accident will vary, and injuries impact everyone differently.
Physical injuries often take away from a person’s ability to do or enjoy what they did before the accident. People may not be able to continue to work in their career or they may have trouble engaging in activities with their children or have difficulty participating in hobbies and doing things they are passionate about, etc. Some injury victims lose their abilities completely, but most people end up pushing through pain to do the things they need to do and used to love to do, usually with much less frequency than before. These impacts fall under the umbrella of “pain and suffering.”