EMTALA and Bad Faith as Additional Causes of Actions in Medical Malpractice Suits

Normally most attorneys when analyzing their potential malpractice cases just look at clinical violations in the application standard of care and if they are causally related to a bad outcome.  What many fail to realize is that there are two… Continue Reading

Opposing Counsel & Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Is your curriculum vitae complete, accurate and current? These attributes, while important in any resume, are paramount for expert witnesses. As is true for most professionals, your CV is a marketing tool that communicates your qualifications, expertise and image to… Continue Reading

What is an “Age of Injury” Report, & How to Effectively Use It to Determine Causation?

Age of Injury Evaluation

A picture is worth a thousand words.  For litigation purposes, diagnostic images have become a vital tool in leveraging the perception of the case.  There is currently a scientific method of determining whether an injury was related or unrelated to… Continue Reading

Deliberate Indifference and Inmates’ Civil Rights

The courts apply the deliberate indifference standard to determine if supervising jail or correctional officials have violated an inmate’s civil rights; thus, it occurs when prison employees, including correctional staff, medical staff like nurses, physician’s assistants and doctors know of… Continue Reading

Avoiding Allegations of Deliberate Indifference (Part 2)

Deliberate indifference can be defined as a “conscious or reckless disregard of the consequences of one’s acts or omissions,” or simply put, “What did you know, when did you know it, and what did you do about it?” Without question,… Continue Reading