Legal Malpractice. Legal news and articles for February 23 - 27, 2012

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctorMedical care claim $2.3M deal eyedUnraveling the Myth of "Defensive Medicine"Judge steps aside in case of alleged car vandalFlorida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages CapsWiseman named Lawyer of the YearTricia (CK) Hoffler, New Law Partner With Edmond & Lindsay LLP, Medical ...In each case, Sumner attorney wants to learn something newChanges to malpractice insuranceLegal battle over Rotary restaurant clouds its futureColorado Law Firm Introduces the Services of Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer and ...IN RE LUPOFive questions with comedian Dean ObeidallahAndrew Lilico: The British government should not participate in legal tortureK-Rod's attorney files suit against former agent's attorney

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SE hospital district files malpractice suit over failed Bert Fish merger
Daytona Beach News-JournalFebruary 4, 2012

By MARK I. JOHNSON, Staff writer A year after a judge threw out a merger for Bert Fish Medical Center, the Southeast Volusia Hospital District has filed a lawsuit claiming legal malpractice against their former attorney and his law firm.more »

Woman sues attorney for legal malpractice
West Virginia RecordFebruary 6, 2012

On Feb. 20, 2008, Rachel Doneff was incarcerated in the holding facility in the Cabell County Sheriff's Department and, along with other prisoners, was being moved from the Sheriff's Department to the courthouse for the purpose of appearing before the ...more »

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The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor
Medical XpressFebruary 27, 2012

Their analyses show that, in reality, low-income patients actually sue their doctors less often than other patient groups, in part because of a more limited access to legal resources and a payment system in medical malpractice claims which requires an ...more »

Medical care claim $2.3M deal eyed
Contra Costa TimesFebruary 27, 2012

County leaders this week will consider approval of a $2.3 million medical malpractice settlement in a lawsuit brought by a patient who was treated at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. Robert Vasquez filed the lawsuit in August ...more »

Unraveling the Myth of "Defensive Medicine"
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 25, 2012

For years, Republican politicians, physicians, personal injury defense attorneys, and other parties with a vested interest in tort reform have been lobbying for government intervention in the courtroom so as to curb "frivolous lawsuits" and for caps on ...more »

Judge steps aside in case of alleged car vandal
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 24, 2012

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A Brooklyn judge has recused himself from hearing a legal malpractice case after the plaintiff was arrested for tampering with the judge's car. Justice Arthur Schack ruled Friday that he would step aside from the case ...more »

Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages Caps
JD Supra (press release)February 24, 2012

The health care debate is heating up in Florida as the state's highest court weighs the constitutionality of a law that places caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The case, known as McCall v. US, concerns 20-year-old Michelle ...more »

Wiseman named Lawyer of the Year
The TennesseanFebruary 24, 2012

Cottontown resident Thomas Wiseman was named the 2011-12 Lawyer of the Year in the area of medical malpractice defense while his home Nashville-based Wiseman Ashworth Law Group receiving first tier for both medical malpractice law defense and personal ...more »

Tricia (CK) Hoffler, New Law Partner With Edmond & Lindsay LLP, Medical ...
PR Web (press release)February 24, 2012

Edmond & Lindsay, Medical Malpractice Attorneys At Law in Atlanta (GA), gets new law partner Tricia (CK) Hoffler. Hoffler, a seasoned trial lawyer, has tried and settled cases totaling over three-quarters of a billion dollars, during her impressive ...more »

In each case, Sumner attorney wants to learn something new
The TennesseanFebruary 24, 2012

Cottontown resident Thomas Wiseman was named the 2011-12 Lawyer of the Year in the area of medical malpractice defense while his home Nashville-based Wiseman Ashworth Law Group receiving first tier for both medical malpractice law defense and personal ...more »

Changes to malpractice insurance
Viet Nam NewsFebruary 24, 2012

HCM CITY — The joint-stock general insurance company AAA has supplemented its medical malpractice insurance policy for doctors working in both public and private hospitals. The new product covers accidents that occur during treatment and injuries that ...more »

Legal battle over Rotary restaurant clouds its future
Nantucket Island InquirerFebruary 23, 2012

23, 2012) A legal dispute is brewing over the ownership of the former Rotary Restaurant, which has remained closed since a fire ripped through the attic of the eatery in late 2010. James Shephard, the owner of Faith's Seafood Shack on Martha's Vineyard ...more »

Colorado Law Firm Introduces the Services of Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer and ...
SBWire (press release)February 23, 2012

McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer, a well-known law firm in Colorado, announces the introduction of result- oriented services of Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer and Medical Malpractice Attorneys. Medical malpractices and soft tissue injuries make for serious ...more »

IN RE LUPO
Leagle.comFebruary 23, 2012

In his Motion to Compel, the Debtor seeks an order compelling the Trustee "to either retain Attorneys Steven E. Ernstoff and Lisa DeBrosse Johnson to pursue Lupo's legal malpractice claims against Looney & Grossman, LLP and Attorneys Stewart F.more »

Five questions with comedian Dean Obeidallah
Detroit Free PressFebruary 23, 2012

ANSWER: It should be malpractice if I give anyone legal advice. I was working at a law firm in New Jersey, it was about 1998-99, and there was this funniest lawyer competition that my coworkers said I should enter. The truth is, I didn't enjoy being a ...more »

Andrew Lilico: The British government should not participate in legal torture
Conservative Home (blog)February 23, 2012

Indeed, if I have written such a headline twenty-five years ago, readers would probably have expected the body of the article to contain some terrible revelation about police malpractice in Northern Ireland. And yet, as a strange and disturbing ...more »

K-Rod's attorney files suit against former agent's attorney
USA TODAYFebruary 23, 2012

Rodriguez claims that his former agents, Paul Kinzer and Arn Tellem, deceived him, and plans to file a lawsuit for malpractice and fraud. He placed the Wasserman group on notice for legal and sports malpractice on Sept. 30, 2011, alleging that the ...more »

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