The tragedy of Thomas Eric Duncan's death has sparked debates about emergency room mistakes and tort reform all over the country. Tort reform is the term used to describe legislative and regulatory initiatives designed to curb the costs of medical malpractice and other personal injury litigation.
We are picking up the discussion from our Oct. 6 post, and the subject is more current than ever in light of the controversy surrounding the Ebola virus.
A semi truck accident can be very violent, and sometimes people get seriously hurt. But despite perceptions held by some people that most truck accidents are caused by the truck driver, many collisions that occur happen because of events beyond the driver’s control.
We are talking about a case from California, not New York, because it addresses a few important issues. They are not just legal issues, either. The case deals with the mental incapacity of a loved one and the hazards of caring for that person. The story will sound familiar to more than a few New Yorkers who have already faced similar circumstances or who are afraid they will have to in the near future.