Robot-Assisted Surgery

 Surgeons have been testing and using robotic devices to assist them in surgery. Increasingly, these robotic devices are performing the actual work while a surgeon is dictating and monitoring the movements. The benefit is that the surgery is possibly less invasive and the patient will have a shorter recovery time. Hospitals can accommodate more patients…

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Medical Malpractice Screening Panels

 With the popularity of tort reform many states have tried to control costs by instituting screening panels. Many of these panels are directed toward medical malpractice lawsuits, known for exorbitant costs and jury awards. About twenty states have instituted such panels to monitor such lawsuits at the outset, to encourage settlement of the claims and…

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Premises Violence

 In 2012, James Holmes walked into a crowded movie theater and opened fire, randomly shooting patrons at a Batman premiere in Colorado. Many people were shot or wounded in the melee that resulted. In 2014, a Texas judge allowed personal injury and wrongful death suits against the theater to proceed by refusing to grant the…

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Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury

 The beginning of autumn is the beginning of many popular sports in the United States. Unfortunately, it is also the beginning of worry about the risk of traumatic brain injury for many parents and athletes. Recently, the NCAA has agreed to settle its lawsuits from former and current athletes alleging that their brain injuries were…

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Amusement Park Injuries

 Every year, millions in the United States head to amusement parks for summer fun, blissfully unaware of the potential liability such parks have faced in recent years. Entertainment is big business and there is more pressure for amusement parks to create wilder rides and attractions to keep customers coming back year after year. There are…

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