It is deja vu all over again with a proposed initiative to raise California’s statutory damages cap on non-economic damages (typically pain and suffering) in actions concerning medical malpractice. We saw this last attempted in 2014, but it has been around and around a few times, given that this non-economic damages cap has remained unchanged… Continue reading California’s MICRA Non-Economic Damages Cap: Back to the Ballot? →
What are sometimes called child-access prevention laws are certainly on everyone’s mind as we consider the story of a troubled fifteen year old’s access to a semi-automatic weapon in a Michigan school. We can look here for an overview of the patchwork of approaches and limitations and observe that Michigan has no laws in this… Continue reading Fire Arms Access Laws →
Because the last thing Missouri needs is safer hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
There’s litigation and there’s pure rhetoric. And, just maybe, there’s a very fine line between the two on this issue.
I’ll start by saying I love the name of this podcast series: Demented. There — right in the title — Kitty Eisle blurted out the taboo word. She developed this podcast series because, for better or worse, she became a parent to her parent. “Kitty’s dad was experiencing cognitive decline, but she felt like she… Continue reading Podcast Recommendation: Demented →
It turns out that both Covid-19 and tuberculosis are spread by aerosols dispersed into the air by tidal breathing or ordinary restful inhalation and exhalation. It is not enough, then, to beware of the cough. Amidst a global surge in TB during Covid times, Covid is teaching us something important about the transmission of a… Continue reading What Washes in With the Tide →
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