January 10, 2019
Opioid addiction has reached crisis level in our country. Every day more than 115 Americans overdose on opioids – anything from prescription painkillers, to heroin and synthetic fentanyl. As the number suggests, this opens the door to thousands of court cases related to opioid addiction across the country each year.
December 20, 2018
It is surprising how many civil cases involve sports. From unsafe sports facilities and gear, to devastating sports injuries, to medical malpractice for concussion diagnosis and treatment – all of these can commonly involve the use of a sport expert witness to provide clarification and expert testimony.
December 20, 2016
The rate of malpractice incidence is increasing for Physicians Assistants (PA’s) and Nurse Practitioners (NP’s). 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 are being awarded in malpractice cases utilizing nurse practitioner and physician assistant expert witnesses. Statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) show that judgments and/or settlements increased between 2004 and 2008.
November 10, 2016
Medication errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in hospitals today. They arise in several situations. Here are the most common forms of error:
May 19, 2016
Updated May 28, 2019
In the wake of Prince’s death, authorities issued a search warrant for his medical records and court documents identify a doctor who was treating him for an undisclosed illness before his death.
His death brings the conversation of prescription drug abuse and overdose again to the forefront of this national epidemic.