A quick spin through blogland came up with plenty that should get the commentary flowing.
One Smooth Stone, which is written by the staff of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, is “dedicated to fighting the corporate takeover of our justice system one fact at a time.” We never thought med-mal issues could be intertwined with the recent Dubai Ports fiasco, but indeed they may be, as the blog notes a point made by Molly Ivins on the subject. “This move would place the foreign company out of reach of American courts and make it harder for businesses and consumers hurt by a mix up or mishap at a port from holding the company responsible." Interesting implications...
It seems the doctor’s med-mal lawsuit defense playbook was stolen by the plaintiff’s lawyer. Or that’s what an Atlanta personal injury lawyer writes in his wordy blog. And the five most common defense tactics:
(1) We didn't do it, but...
(2) If we did it, it was an acceptable risk,
(3) However, if we did it, and it wasn't an acceptable risk, then the patient wasn't hurt by it, but...
(4) If the patient was hurt, he wasn't hurt that badly, and finally,
(5) We didn't do it, but even if we did, the patient also contributed too.
Case closed? Can someone comment on this.
We landed at a DC-area malpractice attorney’s blog—it seems the lawblogs were calling us today—and there was mention there of the eerie side effects of Ambien. Since docs are prescribing the sleep-aid it like its candy. And patients are asking for it like its going out of style, we had to mention the reported cases of unconscious eating and cooking that’s being seen in some rare cases. Read Separate from this absurdity, we see a major lawsuit coming down the pike for the sleeping pill makers. Call the sports book in Vegas and check the odds. 3-1, tops.