Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Negligence

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Trial is the monthly journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its issue for May, 2015, covers “MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE”.

May 2015 Trial features 5 articles on medical malpractice: “Putting a Lid on Defense Experts,” id. at 14-19; “BIRTH INJURY LITIGATION CRITERIA EXPOSED,” id. at 20-29; “THE ANATOMY OF PRESCRIBED METHADONE OVERDOSE,” id. at 30-38; “FEDERAL TORT PITFALLS,” id. at 40-47; and “UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY: California’s Med-Mal Cap Turns 40”. Id. at 48-50. Trial also reports 5 significant cases in its “Verdicts & Settlements”: “Trucker Strikes and Kills Worker on Highway Shoulder” is a $8,400,000.00 Connecticut jury award in an auto accident case, id. at 8; “Failure to Clear Ice and Snow off Deck” is a $1,200,000.00 Massachusetts admiralty settlement, id. at 8, 10; “Shipping Company Liable for Load Shift Leading to Crash” is a $3,650,000.00 California jury award, id. at 10; “Negligent Hiring of Police Officer” is a $97,500,000.00 South Carolina jury award for assault, battery, and excessive force under 42 U.S.C. §1983, id.; and “Failure to Warn of Boat Collision Risk” is $3,800,000.00 Oregon jury verdict. Id. at 10, 12.

Mr. Waterman has been an AAJ/ATLA member for almost three decades. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, and other wrongful death, brain injuries, and personal injuries.