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Tip of the Caps: Tort Reform’s Real Impact on Health Care

A new study has revealed that legislatively imposed caps on damages in medical malpractice cases has a clear detrimental effect, not only on injured parties and their respective families, but on the quality of health care in general. In fact, the authors of this study claim that these reforms even lead to increased medical errors

Veterans and Families Unable to Bring Claim against Camp Lejeune

A North Carolina federal court handed down a ruling this week impacting thousands of Floridians currently attempting to bring a case alleging injuries linked to their exposure to various carcinogens found in the drinking water at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. The group of Floridians was compiled by the Marine Corps, and exposures to the cancer-causing agents may

Are Enacting Helmet Laws Just a Matter of Using our Heads?

Earlier this month, a 24-year-old man suffered a serious (thankfully not fatal) head injury after rear-ending an automobile in Dania Beach.  According to the driver of the scooter, the vehicle pulled out in front of him, making the collision unavoidable.  As the driver of the scooter was taken to the hospital, a spokesman for the

Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart, and Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news surrounding Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart. To recap, on June 7 of this year, a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer struck a limousine bus on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing one and severely injuring others on board including comedian, Tracy Morgan. According to reports, Morgan’s limo was at a “dead stop” when