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Overturning Medical Malpractice Caps in California

Overturning Medical Malpractice Caps in California
Today, Trial Guides contributed an additional $10,000 to the California Fairness for Patients' Act campaign.  California has had a malpractice cap for non-economic damages of $250,000.  The cap has been in place since 1975 with no increase for the rate of medical inflation or even the annual inflation rate.  California presently has the lowest non-economic damage cap in the United States.  
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Patrick Malone on Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With The Rules of the Road Technique

Patrick Malone on Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With The Rules of the Road Technique

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his book Winning Medical Malpractice Cases Using the Rules of the Road Technique:

Trial Guides: What made you want to write your book Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with The Rules of the Road Technique?

Patrick Malone: This is one of those areas where the old days are so different from the modern era. In the old days a plaintiff’s lawyer was worried about getting a top expert and then once you have the expert, you’ve got a case. Within the last 10-15 years it’s just been one horror show after another where people with good cases keep losing...

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Trial Guides Author Pat Malone on the Today Show

Trial Guides Author Pat Malone on the Today Show

 

The Today Show appearance will mark the release of Mr. Malone's newest book, The Life You Save, aimed at preventing medical malpractice for members of the public. The book lists nine necessary steps that will help you take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, avoid serious harm, and get the care you need and deserve. The Life You Save is not only for you and your loved ones, it is a must read for every person who receives medical care or uses prescription pharmaceuticals.

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The Largest Legal Settlement in American History

The Largest Legal Settlement in American History

The largest legal settlement in American history resulted in an estimated $300 billion payout from tobacco companies to state governments, including an additional $50 billion in punitive damages. The lead trial attorney from Washington state was Inner Circle Member Paul Luvera. He was chosen to represent the State of Washington due to a career of multi-million dollar verdicts in several states including a $44 million verdict in Washington, a $29 million verdict in Oregon, and a $20 million verdict in Idaho.

Learn from Luvera's unique wisdom with Trial Guides' Paul Luvera on Trial Strategy. This four-DVD set covers techniques on discovery and trial preparation, jury selection, opening statements, capturing jury interest in direct examination, cross-examination, and closing statements.

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Paul Luvera on Trial Strategy (DVD)

Paul Luvera on Trial Strategy (DVD)

Paul Luvera has obtained a $40 million verdict in Washington, $44 million in Oregon, $29 million in Idaho, as well as dozens of multi-million settlements, including one for $75 million. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Trial Guides is honored to announce the release of Paul Luvera on Trial Strategy, a four-DVD set, capturing his acclaimed lecture at the Fairmont Hotel in Seattle.

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The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

If you face tort reform, or non-economic caps in your state, you need “The Medical Malpractice Myth.” Author Tom Baker, widely recognized as a leading expert on insurance law, dispels myths regarding: 

  • the amount of malpractice litigation occurring; 
  • the amount of malpractice verdicts; 
  • the frivolous nature of these claims; and 
  • doctors fleeing states without caps.
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