May 29 2015

Marital Vows and Medical Malpractice

I am not a religious officiant. I have never become a Universal Life Minister, even for a day to marry close friends. But I know this: when you married folks promised to stand by him or her “in sickness and in health,” there were unspoken limits in that phrase.  For instance, if you were a […]

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May 24 2015

Dr. Oz Is Largely Bulletproof When It Comes To Malpractice

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a New York-based surgeon and television personality.  He brings the complexities of medicine to the people, on shows like “Oprah,” where he tends to preach about products and processes that are modern and “natural.”  He is unconstrained by the boundaries of traditional medicine. Some would say he is unmoored from them. […]

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May 20 2015

Americans Don’t Like The Caps On Damages They Know About.

It often takes a tragedy, such as the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, to wake Americans up to the cold, hard realities behind arbitrarily-imposed limits on money damages.  Amtrak, a monopoly whose reputation for prior-century levels of safety precedes it, will never have to pay out more than $200 million dollars to victims of last week’s […]

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