Lack of Informed Consent Leads to Medical Malpractice

Surgeon Performing Operation

Informed Consent   I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. Remember, most malpractice cases are brought against a physician is in reality bad outcomes, as no one in the medical profession attempts to… Continue Reading

Prison Mental Health Care System Inadequate: Correctional Experts Agree

High Rate of Prisoners on the Mental Health Caseload

Mental Care In U.S. Prison System Inadequate There is a high rate of  U.S. Prisoners on the mental health caseload. The U.S. Prison System is inadequate since mental health care experts agree that the services contracted to treat mentally ill… Continue Reading

Independent Medical Examination: Medical and Legal Issues

Independent Medical Examination Anatomy of muscular man

What is an IME?   An independent medical examination (IME) is a second opinion exam that may be conducted by a non-interested physician to obtain an independent opinion of an individual medical condition.  Insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have the… Continue Reading

Expert Witness’s Bias: Distinction Between Admissibility & Weight of Evidence

Bias can result inDisqualification of Expert Witness

Generally, if there are concerns about an opposing party’s expert witness bias; it has been argued that their evidence has been given less weight. Recent decisions have been established that this measure is no longer effective, unless bias is sufficiently… Continue Reading

Tobacco & Public Health: How To Reduce Consumption

The Smoking Man

Through the years, statistics have shown a link between smoking and lung cancer. Likewise, the tobacco industry’s independent research has found carcinogens in smoke, and they acknowledged the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. This has caused a negative impact… Continue Reading

A Banker’s Guide to Effectively Managing and Marketing Foreclosed Real Estate Properties

New Home Under Construction

  When a bank’s level of non-performing loans and foreclosed assets increases to the point that the bank’s costs and expenses exceed its revenues, the resulting deficit erodes the bank’s net worth and reduces stockholders’ equity.  Depending upon the particular… Continue Reading

Settle vs Hassle: Mediation can help put a construction project back on track when it becomes adversarial

Construction by its very nature is adversarial. On a typical remodel anywhere in America, a homeowner enters into a contract with what are usually perfect strangers to rip up, demolish and then rebuild the single most personal and valuable asset… Continue Reading