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 […]

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 […]

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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