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01Sep2013

Medical Liability Legislation

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Once a quarter the Atkinson-Baker Newsletter, Discovery Update,TM features those topics that shape the law itself and its practice. We address a broad variety of topics such as: copyright laws, unpublished opinions, discovery rules, employment law, evidence, expert witnesses, deposition practices, handling of exhibits and many, many more.
28Jul2011

Real Reform: A Diagnosis of Medical Malpractice

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Judgments in civil actions are supposed to make the parties whole again. For economic damages, that is easily done. A wrecked car can be replaced with a new one. Non-economic damages are an entirely different matter. All a jury can do is give someone money. It can’t restore sight, relieve pain or bring a loved one back to life.
24Oct2008

Two Sides of Medical Malpractice

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Making Insurance Affordable The following is from interviews with Tom Packer of Gordon and Rees, LLP, in San Francisco, chairman of the Defense Research Institute’s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee, and Michael D. Shalhoub of New York City’s Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy and Bach, LLP, the committee’s vice-chair. Is there a crisis in the area of med mal insurance that needs to be addressed legislatively?