Professional Malpractice - Other. Legal news and articles for April 10 - 15, 2017

Ken Garten: Big money wins again with 'expert witness' lawIs the blended retirement's lump-sum feature fair?Stroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over TransferStroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over TransferMichael GeorgeWhy the human touch matters when buying insuranceIs Congress protecting or punishing access to safe health care?Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. Names New PartnersHow to Build a Successful Career as a LawyerModernizing a Law FirmModernizing a Law FirmModernizing a Law FirmBrent Coon sued for legal malpractice, accused of botching $12M Deepwater Horizon claimLaw firm hires professional liability defense attorneys from rivalPlaintiffs Bar Perspective: Stephen Rosenthal

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Gillette News RecordApril 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Army's chief of staff says Congress is committing professional malpractice by failing to pass a defense spending bill for the current fiscal year. Gen. Mark Milley and the chiefs of the other military services are testifying Wednesday ...more »

Scholes v. Lambirth Trucking Company
The RecorderApril 7, 2017

The court found, because there was a single litigation matter in which the law firm had represented the plaintiffs, the firm was put on notice that the professional negligence claim was based on its representation of the plaintiffs "and of the need to ...more »

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Ken Garten: Big money wins again with 'expert witness' law
Waynesville Daily GuideApril 15, 2017

In the continuing political battle over the legal rights and procedures that apply to citizens and businesses seeking their day in court after suffering a loss, damage or injury they attribute to an actionable claim, our state legislature recently ...more »

Is the blended retirement's lump-sum feature fair?
Pensacola News JournalApril 15, 2017

More Philpott:Service chiefs call out 'professional malpractice'. Lump-sum buyouts of ... So, the final compromise that became law allows lump-sum offerings for accepting a 50 percent and a 25 percent cut in retired pay until age 67. ADDITIONAL ...more »

Stroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over Transfer
Law360 (subscription)April 14, 2017

... for an emergency room physician accused by a stroke patient of failing to transfer her to another facility to receive medication, ruling a jury instruction pertaining to when a medical professional should refer a patient to a specialist wasn't ...more »

Stroke Patient Can't Revive Malpractice Suit Over Transfer
Law360 (subscription)April 14, 2017

... for an emergency room physician accused by a stroke patient of failing to transfer her to another facility to receive medication, ruling a jury instruction pertaining to when a medical professional should refer a patient to a specialist wasn't ...more »

Michael George
The National Law ReviewApril 14, 2017

Mike is a trial lawyer whose current practice is focused on medical malpractice, as well as general business and liability litigation. He has represented health care organizations, institutions, and professionals in disputes involving technical and ...more »

Why the human touch matters when buying insurance
PropertyCasualty360April 13, 2017

In the P2P scenario, may the second “peer,” who has followed the first peer's advice to pool their insurance purchase, sue the first peer, who is not a licensed insurance professional, for malpractice? Can both peers sue the broker through whom they ...more »

Is Congress protecting or punishing access to safe health care?
The MissoulianApril 13, 2017

Under H.R. 1215, a benevolent-sounding bill titled “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” and Title V of H.R. 277, “Reforming Medical Liability Law,” patients would surrender even more rights than they have already have under state law. Under the ...more »

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. Names New Partners
Digital JournalApril 12, 2017

The law firm of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Vimala B. Ruszkowski, Sandy T. Roussas and Adam V. Maiocco have been named as Partners with the firm. Vimala B. Ruszkowski is a member of the firm's Medical Malpractice ...more »

How to Build a Successful Career as a Lawyer
Huffington PostApril 11, 2017

Medical malpractice is a fascinating world – I would described it as worthy of a Shakespearian tragedy, filled with skyrocketing monetary compensations, battles of the best minds of legal and medical profession, fought in excruciating details in ...more »

Modernizing a Law Firm
The RecorderApril 11, 2017

Updated claim prevention systems can effectively and reliably reduce the risks of a legal malpractice claim or bar grievance. Law practices that implement risk management systems in response to changes in the modern law practice have benefited by ...more »

Modernizing a Law Firm
The RecorderApril 11, 2017

Twenty-first century law practices continue to experience changes in risk and frequency of legal malpractice claims, even as they implement systems and solutions designed to reduce those risks. As technology evolves, professional regulatory bodies have ...more »

Modernizing a Law Firm
The RecorderApril 11, 2017

Section 6148 also requires attorneys to disclose the nature of legal services to be provided and the responsibilities of both parties to perform the contract. The statute also allows a client to void a fee contract if the statutory requirements of the ...more »

Brent Coon sued for legal malpractice, accused of botching $12M Deepwater Horizon claim
Southeast Texas RecordApril 11, 2017

BEAUMONT – A recent lawsuit brought against Brent Coon seeks $16 million in damages from the area attorney and his firm for allegedly botching a Deepwater Horizon oil spill claim. Coon. Seeking punitive damages, Karen and Joseph Gauci filed the suit ...more »

Law firm hires professional liability defense attorneys from rival
Business InsuranceApril 10, 2017

Effective immediately, Tom Leghorn will become the head of London Fischer's professional liability defense group, which defends architects and engineers, employment practices claims and accountants malpractice claims, New York-based London Fischer ...more »

Plaintiffs Bar Perspective: Stephen Rosenthal
Law360 (subscription)April 10, 2017

Law360, New York (April 10, 2017, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Stephen F. Rosenthal is a partner at Podhurst Orseck PA in Miami focusing on complex litigation and appeals. His practice spans class actions, personal injury, aviation accidents, complex commercial ...more »

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