The recent arrest of a courageous nurse at the University of Utah as she refused to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant offers some important lessons about preparing for interactions with police, whether they are investigating you or one of your patients.
Corporate law classes, MBA classes, and even undergraduate classes teach us that businesses should incorporate in order to protect individual owners from corporate debt. Incorporating the business allows the individual to escape corporate liabilities should the corporation fall on hard times. This frees entrepreneurs to open new businesses, hire employees and benefit society with their free enterprise spirit. (more…)
Like everyone else in business, attorneys need to be careful in how and where they invest their time and money. Controlling the cost of expert witness fees is on every attorneys mind when the case they are working on requires consultation with an expert on the issues at hand. (more…)
It is becoming increasingly likely that the hospital will be included in the claim as plaintiff attorneys are very aware that courts are finding corporate negligence as a factor in many claims, and more and more states are recognizing corporate negligence as a contributing issue. (more…)
Every 13 seconds, there is one divorce in America. That equates to 277 divorces per hour, 6,646 divorces per day, 46,523 divorces per week, and 2,419,196 divorces per year.
Divorce, custody, child support, and alimony proceedings are some of the most stressful and emotional situations people deal with in a lifetime. The emotions caused by these changes can make it difficult for spouses to understand the legal process of divorce, and may even impair their ability to make sound decisions. (more…)
At any point during the day, over 600,000 people are on a cell phone or using an electronic device while driving (NOPUS). If an individual is involved in a car accident while using a cell phone, there is a high probability that he or she will be sued. The reason for this is due to negligence. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, an expert witness can provide the expertise that is required to scientifically prove who is at fault in a car accident case. (more…)
Every day, attorneys are challenged by grieving clients, voluminous records, and rapidly approaching deadlines, to determine if a medical malpractice case is worth the time and money required to pursue through trial. If you do not have the proper guidance and ability to decipher electronic medical records, or organize the records into an accurate depiction of the events in question, this task becomes even more daunting. (more…)
The rate of malpractice incidence is increasing for Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. This has been attributed to the major increase in number of PA and APN providers between 1991 and 2007.
More cases are being filed and higher judgments being awarded. Data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) show that judgments and/or settlements increased between 2004 and 2008.
Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people in the U.S. yearly, and injure millions. The chaotic nature of emergency rooms lead to a multitude of emergency room malpractice incidents, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, anesthesia malpractice, and more. In fact, the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) has said that the ER is an area of the hospital that generates the most medical malpractice lawsuits.