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Sep182019

Earlier this year, the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School took a comprehensive look at compensatory damages caps by state. Not surprisingly, while few states limit damages in general torts, personal injury and product…

Sep122019

The family of Sarah Crayton will receive a $2.6M settlement in the medical malpractice case against the University of Chicago Medical Center and cardiologist Dr. Mardi Gomberg-Maitland.  Crayton died in 2014 after the cardiologist ordered a test which damaged…

Sep112019

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of chemicals manufactured since the 1940s, have been getting significant attention in the last year. Just recently, Denmark became the first country to ban PFAS chemicals. The European Food Safety Agency is also…

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Traditional surgery involves the exposure of abdominal and pelvic organs through a single large incision. This approach, known as open laparotomy, affords a wide-open view of abdominal contents. Open laparotomy is still performed in certain situations and was the…

Every attorney wants a “strong” case, but strength is a term that is difficult to quantify since it has several subjective variables.  All attorneys agree that the elements of negligence are the most important factors in determining global strength…

Attorneys often struggle when analyzing a claimant whose issues span multiple medical and surgical specialties.  For example, say that a 65-year-old woman fractured her hip, and then developed a stroke, renal failure, and pressure ulcers during her hospitalization.  She…

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