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Physiatry’s Unique Applicability to Life Care Planning

March 18, 2016

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Throughout Life Care Planning’s history, Physiatry has played a central role, yet less than 1% of Life Care Planners are qualified physicians.

The unique qualifications of physiatrists afford them capacities that are not possessed by non-physicians and, in some cases, non-physiatric Life Care Planners. These capacities represent significant value to the subjects of Life Care Plans as well as to the parties who commission their production. In determining the best route to take for life care planning, we need to first understand Life Care Plans.

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5 Myths About Using an Expert Witness Referral Service

February 26, 2016

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A reputable expert witness referral service can be a great asset to attorneys and law firms. As an expert referral service that has been helping trial attorneys since 1974, we have had to demystify common objections to the types of services we provide. Here are 5 misconceptions we have encountered throughout our years.

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Misconduct and the Use of Excessive Force in Law Enforcement

February 4, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Justice just finished an investigation and report on abusive and often unconstitutional policing by Cleveland Division of Police between 2010 and 2013. This is what they found.

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Finding Fault Through Accident Reconstruction

January 28, 2016

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Accidents happen, but the cause isn’t always known. Accident reconstruction helps to identify who is at fault, saving others involved in the accident time and money.

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Use Expert Analysis to Pursue Favorable Lawsuits

January 14, 2016

Find a handwriting analyst.

Pursuing favorable lawsuits is the goal of any attorney that works in the medical malpractice arena, and over the past ten years we have seen many changes in the legal industry that force an attorney to be diligent and cautious when deciding which cases they will invest the time and money needed to be successful, especially in states with caps on punitive damages.

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Nursing Experience Matters in Building a Winning Medical Malpractice Case

December 1, 2015

RN Synopsis & Review

Attorneys know that Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases can be quite complex. Clients often have extensive medical histories, and it can be an arduous task to separate and/or correlate previous injuries with current ones. Furthermore, electronic medical records are quickly becoming the standard. These records are often repetitive and voluminous.

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Improve Your Medical Facilities’ Reputation with a Peer Review

November 15, 2015

Medical Peer Review

Medical peer review is the process by which a physician or a committee of physicians examines the work of a peer and determines whether the physician under review has met accepted standards of care in rendering medical services.

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How to Determine if Your Medical Malpractice Case is Worth Pursuing

October 29, 2015

Medical Malpractice Case Worth Pursuing.

A common phone call that we receive from attorneys is that they are in the process of investigating a potential medical malpractice case, but there is no clear indication in their initial review of the records that they have a case that should be pursued. In many of these discussions, it is a straight forward question regarding the unsuccessful outcome of a procedure that needs to be answered, while other discussions are due to the complexity of the case for various reasons like the number of practitioners involved,  or ability to decipher electronic medical records. (more…)

 

Where Science Meets Law: Tips for Daubert Challenge Preparedness

September 16, 2015

Surviving a Daubert Challenge

The Daubert Standard is used by a trial judge to make an assessment of whether an expert’s scientific testimony is based on reasoning that is scientifically valid and can be properly applied to the facts of a case.  The Daubert standard is the test currently used in the federal courts and some state courts.

 

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The Silent Witness: How Cameras are Changing our Legal System

August 28, 2015

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It’s a reality of our time – cameras are everywhere.

Unless you haven’t watched or listened to the news in the past year, you have probably noticed the effect that cameras have had (whether they are surveillance, mobile phone or police cams) on collecting evidence from everything ranging from medical malpractice to police misconduct cases, and everything in between. The camera, something that observes yet makes no comments, is increasingly becoming a Silent Witness – a powerful and compelling means of evidence collection.
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