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Blog Posts in April, 2006

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  • When Is a Verdict Excessive?
    When Is a Verdict Excessive?

    Juries sit for days or weeks to determine verdicts. Juries are a fundamental concept in our American system. Why do some continue to question the wisdom of juries? Only a juror who sat through a case ...

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  • Parental Liability In Nevada for Acts of Child
    Parental Liability In Nevada for Acts of Child

    Ever wonder when you as a parent become liable for an accidents or intentional injuries caused by your child? Nevada law addresses this in two statutes: First, NRS 41.470 provides: 1. Except as ...

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  • An Epidemic of Hospital Safety Problems?
    An Epidemic of Hospital Safety Problems?

    The following is an editorial published on April 20, 2006 in USA Today: "Whose side are they on? The thought of a surgeon taking a scalpel to the wrong limb, organ or patient sends chills down the ...

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  • The Malpractice Myth
    The Malpractice Myth

    Thanks to Michael Kaplen's braininjury blog for these observations regarding Tom Baker's insightful book on how the insurance industry continues to contribute to a reduction in the quality of health ...

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  • Malpractice and The Power of An Apology
    Malpractice and The Power of An Apology

    I sat with a client this morning who reminded me once again of a simple concept that's almost always overlooked by doctors: the concept of accepting responsibility. How many malpractice cases would be ...

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  • Nevada's Short Trial Program
    Nevada's Short Trial Program

    As I indicated a blog or two ago, cases that are appealed from arbitration or fail in mediation may proceed into Nevada's Short Trial Program. Here's an overview of that program: -A presiding judge is ...

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