January 14, 2016
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.
December 1, 2015
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.
November 15, 2015
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.
October 29, 2015
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…)
October 5, 2015
Until very recently, IV tPA was the only treatment shown in clinical trials to improve the prognosis of ischemic stroke. Patients are typically considered for tPA, a protein that breaks down clots, up to 4.5 hours after the onset of stroke. (more…)
September 16, 2015
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.
August 28, 2015
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.
August 21, 2015
We often receive frantic calls from attorneys who have hired an expert witness on their own, and discover that they, for any number of reasons, need to replace them – and fast! These calls typically happen when a case has progressed to the point where the expert opinion is now critical for the pursuit of the case, and the attorney has discovered an issue with the expert that will cause credibility problems or problems in qualifying the expert.
July 29, 2015
Did you know that almost one third of all high school principals have been involved in a lawsuit in the last two years, compared to only 9% ten years ago?
July 2, 2015
Our Comprehensive Case Evaluation service is a simple and cost effective approach to meet your State requirements in the preparation of an Affidavit of Merit and/or Certificate of Merit While the requirements of the Affidavit of Merit/Certificate of Merit vary from State