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MISCELLANEOUS IDEAS REGARDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES

MISCELLANEOUS IDEAS REGARDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES

Medical malpractice cases are some of the more difficult liability cases we are asked to handle for injured clients. In these cases, words and phrases can often be of particular importance. For example, statements that combine common sense with ideas of negligence are powerful: “Caution and double checking is a part of good medical care.” Another idea is when introducing a statement consider using rhetorical questions rather than statements. For example: Why are we here? What did the doctor do…

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The corruption of medical research by industry money

The corruption of medical research by industry money

Dr. Marcia Angell, MD. Is the first woman to serve as Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. In my view, she is also one of the most courageous editors for pointing out the problem between industry money and medical research.  The Journal is one of most prestigious medical journals in the country. In August of this year she wrote and editorial she titled Is Academic Medicine For Sale? The Journal has a strict disclosure policy about conflicts of…

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Legal malpractice laws in washington state

Legal malpractice laws in washington state

Last Friday, while the jury was deliberating, I was at the University of Washington Medical School giving a talk to physicians about medical malpractice. It had been scheduled for several months and so I was obligated to deliver it in spite of the stress of the day. A lawyer-nurse married to a physician talked to her husband about this idea and they both agreed it was something that should be done. I’m grateful to both of them for an opportunity…

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