Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Negligence

Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Negligence

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.