Monthly Archives: August 2010

Prisoners can sue but soldiers can’t

Unless you are a member of the military and a victim of medical malpractice, you probably never heard of the Feres Doctrine.  Almost 60 years ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson delivered yet another of his unconscionable opinions … Continue reading

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Motorcycle medical malpractice

Who is responsible if while riding a motorcycle you are struck by a reckless driver and then fall victim to medical malpractice in the hospital?  Suppose you left your helmet in the garage that morning and when the dust settled … Continue reading

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No more caps

My wife and I visited Redondo Beach, California not long ago.  It is only a short drive from Los Angeles, has relatively little violent crime and has those ethereal sunset views California beaches are famous for.   Redondo Beach defines the … Continue reading

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False claims

Imagine a criminal enterprise so vast that it will give you a cut of any loot you can recover from crooks who double cross it, and you have the drift of the False Claims Act.  The modus operandi of the … Continue reading

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Medical malpractice crisis?

Last week the American Medical Association released its most recent study of medical malpractice lawsuits. The study consisted of a survey performed on a sample of 5,825 full time, private-practice physicians during 2007 to 2008.  The sample was believed to … Continue reading

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Brain scan radiation burn epidemic

Medical science never advances perfectly.  Whenever a large number of patients benefit from some new drug, device or procedure, it is a certainty that a small number will also be harmed.  New stuff also takes some time to be assimilated … Continue reading

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