Trial’s August 2019 issue is dedicated to “Medical Negligence”. It features 4 lead articles: “An Obligation to Vet,” which covers negligent credentialing in hospitals, id. at 20-24; “LOCKING IN STANDARDS OF CARE,” which covers deposition questioning of experts, id. at 26-30, and using clinical practice guidelines, id. at 32-37; “A Duty to Those Who SERVE,” which critiques the Feres Doctrine that bar medical malpractice claims by servicemembers, id. at 40-44; and “Evaluating Birth Injury Cases,” which covers birth asphyxia cases. Id. at 46-53.
Trial also reports 4 vehicle accident cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. Id. “Failure to supervise pizza deliver driver” headlines at $9,000,000.00 2018 Texas settlement. Id. at 12. “Negligent left turn at intersection” highlights a $14,580,000.00 2018 California jury verdict. Id. at 12, 14. “Distracted driver hits cyclist” chronicles a 2018 North Carolina $4,500,000.00 jury verdict followed by a $4,000,000.00 settlement. Id. at 14. “Inattentive driving leads to fatal crash” marquees a $23,500,000.00 2019 Texas settlement.
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