Networking 101: What They Forgot To Teach You In Law School

By Sharon Boothe, Vice President, Mass Torts Made Perfect Everyone knows that being a speaker at a high-profile seminar is the professional equivalent of getting a huge endorsement from some icon in your industry — being asked to speak means you … Continue reading

U.S. Chamber Pursues Its Anti-Consumer and Anti-Environmental Litigation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has played a leading role in many of the most notorious civil cases of recent years, according to a new report from Public Citizen’s U.S. Chamber Watch. Seemingly willing to support almost any corporate litigant, … Continue reading

Arkansas Jury Awards $46.5 Million to Toddler in Medical Malpractice Case

Stuart N. Ratzan of Ratzan Law Group: Florida Personal Injury Attorneys

After a two-week trial, a toddler, Kara Smalls received a jury verdict of $46.5 million in compensatory damages against a family doctor, Dr. Jonathan Lewis, employed by Ouachita Valley Family Clinic, a Baptist Health Affiliate in Camden, Arkansas, and also … Continue reading

Missouri Jury Awards $29 Million for Failure to Diagnose Disease that Caused Brain Damage

Attorney Grant Rahmeyer of Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. in Springfield, MO.

A jury in Springfield, Missouri, awarded $28,911,000 to a woman who suffered brain damage from a rare copper disorder, which a local hospital failed to diagnose. The hospital refused to conduct a full neurological exam and dismissed her symptoms as … Continue reading

10 Questions to Determine Hospitalist and Specialist Responsibility in Med-Mal Cases

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By Douglas W. Bowerman Physicians known as “hospitalists” have emerged in recent years due to various economic, political, medical, and social forces on inpatient care, and now are the fastest growing medical specialty. Over the last 20 years, while the … Continue reading

Jury Awards $52 Million to Florida Family in Devastating Car Accident

Ervin A. Gonzalez

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Attorneys Ervin A. Gonzalez and Patrick Montoya, partners at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, secured the largest jury verdict in Ocala history for a family involved in a devastating car accident that left … Continue reading

How Legal Intake and Lead Generation Software Is Lowering Case Acquisition Costs

The Sentinel Group® and Law Ruler™ have come together to create a best in breed, real-time technology link between live inbound calls and CRM intake for greater conversion of cases from leads to signed retainers.  The Sentinel Group is the legal … Continue reading

CPSC Recommends Exemption from Confidentiality Agreements to Permit Disclosure of Product Defects

By Robert J. Stoney. This is reprinted from the Winter 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer magazine. Manufacturers that are forced to settle claims brought by those injured or killed by their defective products have a strong incentive to keep … Continue reading

Defective Product Class Actions: California Versus Florida

By William C. Ourand, Esq. • Newsome Melton, P.A. Reprinted from the Winter 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer Magazine. California has long been a common battleground for class action disputes. And there are many good reasons for this; most … Continue reading

Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

By Anjelica Cappellino. This article is reprinted from The Expert Institute. There has been a huge spike in mass tort litigation due to the Johnson & Johnson medication, Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. … Continue reading