Legal Solutions

Medical Expert Witness Guidelines

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by Allison Vickers   In cases of medical malpractice, patient harm results from an exercised substandard quality of care. In contrast, medical maloccurrence is defined as one or more adverse outcomes during a medical procedure that are unrelated to the quality of care. To assist judges and jurors in distinguishing whether a case is an […]

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The Algorithm is in

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by Shawn Meehan, Global Head of Legal Solutions at Guidepoint   How soon will artificial intelligence transform health care? The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) seeks to answer that question over the coming months. The implications for patients, doctors, medical device manufacturers, and lawyers could be significant.   Earlier this year, the FDA issued […]

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Long Live the Experts

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by Shawn Meehan, Global Head of Legal Solutions at Guidepoint   Several years ago, the Harvard Business Review set forth a three-pronged test for defining experts as capable of consistently performing superior to one’s peers, producing concrete results, and demonstrating outcomes that could be replicated and measured.   If you are competing in sports, think […]

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Litigation Finance in the Post-Madoff World

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by Gary Chodes, Litigation Finance Industry Pioneer and founder of industry leaders Oasis, Courthouse Investments and Signal Funding We are now seeing substantial litigation financing activity involving brand name hedge funds players as well as publicly-traded closed-end funds and business development companies (”BDCs”). Activist investors and boards of directors may now use (or be exposed […]

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Oklahoma Opioid Trial Result: A Pig in a Poke?

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by Andrew S. Pollis, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law We now have the long-awaited result in the Oklahoma trial against Johnson & Johnson (J&J). While the State of Oklahoma convinced the trial judge that J&J engaged in a public nuisance and that it must now pay $572 million to abate, the amount […]

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