Jan 11 2016

Rare RES IPSA LOQUITUR Victory For Bronx Plaintiff

                    Res ipsa loquitur is one of those archaic Latin phrases that actually has meaning in the present day. Literally, it means that the thing speaks for itself.  What’s “the thing”? Negligence. When an injury occurs that could not have happened in the absence of negligence, and […]

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Sep 29 2015

A Ray of Hope for Purchasers of Medical Records, or Why Pay Retail When You Can Pay Wholesale?

Like most practitioners of a specialty that requires the constant purchase and review of medical records, I had come to assume that I was lucky if the medical records company, or the hospital, charged me $.75 per page for the 500-page record I needed. That meant that someone had actually read the part of my […]

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Sep 19 2015

Jury Nullification In Medical Malpractice Cases Is Criminal

Most lawyers who represent patients injured or killed by medical malpractice are huge supporters of the 7th Amendment. It provides as follows: Seventh Amendment – Civil Trials. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a […]

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