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CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC & POLITICS

CLEAR COMMUNICATION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC & POLITICS

Trial lawyers should always strive for clear and understandable communications when dealing with juries. However, we are now in a crisis involving politics and medical pandemic. During periods of crises like this, people are distracted by the fears and challenges created. They have trouble processing information. That is due to the large amount of communications they receive about these problems on a frequent basis. We trial lawyers should keep this in mind regarding our trial presentations. We need to be…

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EXPERT GENERAL POLICY

EXPERT GENERAL POLICY

It’s a good practice to let your retained experts know your office policy or practices when you retain them. Here’s a very basic preliminary outline of such policies: 1.         Expert Reports. Please DO NOT send us any written expert reports unless we specifically request them. Our normal communication will be by phone call or personal meeting. We often need written reports at different stages of the trial   preparation, but it=s important that you wait for us to request written reports…

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Letter to CDC: Need ICD Code for Medical Errors

Letter to CDC: Need ICD Code for Medical Errors

Carl Bettinger is a physician and plaintiff lawyer  and a long time friend. He alerted me to a 2016 letter sent by Johns Hopkins University hospital to the CDC pointing out the need for a separate code to identify the frightening number of medical errors so they can be properly counted. It is a helpful resource and this is where the letter can be found:  https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2822345/Hopkins-CDC-letter.pdf   : Methodology used for collecting national health statistics We are writing this letter to respectfully ask…

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