News — Malingering defense
Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California
Friday, October 01, 2010
Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile
Friday, July 09, 2010
Defeating the "Malingering Defense" in Personal Injury Litigation
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Consider reading the article if you handle any personal injury cases in which your client may have suffered from brain or psychological injuries. In the article, the authors discuss multiple problems with the Fake Bad Scale (FBS, also known as Symptom Validity Scale), a controversial test for measuring malingering.
ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth
Thursday, October 15, 2009
$1 Million Soft Tissue Verdict
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
United Policyholders reviews Polarizing the Case
Friday, June 19, 2009
Book Review: Polarizing the Case is a book for trial lawyers written by Richard Friedman, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the United States. But anyone who has ever been a victim of an insurance company’s tactics designed to deny or underpay a legitimate claim might also find it interesting.
New York Times Blasts "Independent" Medical Examinations
Thursday, April 02, 2009
An investigative report published in the New York Times entitled "Exams of Injured Workers Fuels Mutual Mistrust" demonstrates the strong bias of IME doctors working for insurance companies. It could provide excellent ideas for cross-examination of an insurance doctor in your next trial.
In the NY Times article, a New York IME doctor admits, "If you did a truly pure report, you'd be out on your ears and the insurers wouldn't pay for it. You have to give them what they want... That's the game, baby."
New! Error Odds: Exposing the Lack of Accuracy in Malingering Tests
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Trial Guides introduces Error Odds: Exposing the Lack of Accuracy in Malingering Tests, a continuing legal education webinar recording featuring Dr. Michael D. Freeman, Ph.D., MPH, D.C.
Your client is hurt, but the defense claims that his/her injury could not have resulted from the impact—that your client is malingering. Sound familiar? Join Dr. Michael D. Freeman, noted doctor, expert witness and author of Litigating Minor Soft Tissue Impact Cases for this CLE course on the Error Odds test and the lack of accuracy in malingering tests.
Beat the Malingering Defense CLE
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
In this CLE, Dr. Freeman addresses how to overcome allegations of malingering
against your client by challenging the accuracy of malingering tests which
defense witnesses use.
Trial Guides Releases Rick Friedman's Polarizing the Case
Friday, November 30, 2007
With Rules of the Road™, Rick Friedman (with co-author Patrick Malone) changed the way thousands of plaintiff's lawyers try their cases. In the process, he established himself as one of the nation's leading tacticians in the battle for civil justice.
With Polarizing the Case, Friedman teaches us not to fear allegations or insinuations that our client is malingering or exaggerating injuries. Instead he provides, in his own words, "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the defense lawyer's neck and strangling him with it."
Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case
Monday, October 08, 2007
The following is a review by Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr. Arthur Croft of the Trial Guides book Polarizing the Case.
The legal corner today is a book report. Rick Friedman is the author of some best-selling law books, including Rules of the Road and, the one in my hand: Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth. These books are published by Trial Guides (www.trialguides.com).