Sometimes Lawyers Help People by Declining Their Case
Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Some time ago a woman contacted me about representing her against the manufacturer of some prescription medications she took while pregnant. Her child had a birth defect, and she has seen advertising related to those drugs and birth defects. She e-mailed me and I had to give her the bad news that I couldn't help her. It turns out that the birth defect her child has is not associated with the drug that she took. Whatever the cause of her child's injuries, the drug was definitely not to blame.
Former DOT head sells out, too
Every now and then, I run across someone who lost a loved one because of a defective product or drug or due to an accident, but who doesn’t feel it’s “right” to file a product liability lawsuit. They sometimes tell me they’d feel wrong getting “blood money” from a loved one’s death, or that it would feel weird, or any number of other excuses that often boil down to guilt.
Did outgoing NHTSA head decide a new job was worth letting people die?
First, it was NHTSA head David Strickland. (Read about that here and here.) Now. former DOT Secretary Ray LaHood has cashed in his “public servant” chips to make a bundle representing the folks he used to regulate. It wasn’t supposed to be this way:
Then the industry is fatally flawed to begin with
The revolving door strikes again. Rather than make Chrysler go through the same testing Ford had to when the Pinto had gas tank problems, the NHTSA head makes a phone call to the CEO of Chrysler and makes the problem go away. Not coincidentally, the NHTSA head is going to work for a lobbying firm that Chrysler uses.
Class action lawsuit filed over Ford touch screens
Look at this bullshit peddled by Forbes about lawsuits against sports agencies over misclassified interns:
Toothless Eunuchs, Terrorists, and the Sad State of our Regulatory System
My solution is quite simple: Car manufacturers should just put iPad Minis in the dash.
Damage caps apply if you kill someone, not if you download songs
Texas won’t allow counties to enact fire safety regulations because Texas as a state wants to lure large industrial businesses here. So what if the occasional plant blows up...
Screw the consumers, protect Chrysler
Have I mentioned that I’m now very cynical about the law?
FDA Continues to Put Patient Safety Last
More disappointments from Ray LaHood.
Aren’t bullets made of metal?
God forbid that a bit of larger type crowd out the lovely photos that pharma puts in their ads, right?
Client-overlords? That’s why I’m a plaintiff’s lawyer
The whole print-a-gun-out-of-plastic thing is understandably freaking people out. But I have a question about the following:
Missing evidence = misunderstanding
Funny thing about representing injured folks – they’re generally grateful for my help and don’t expect me to shine shoes, fetch coffee, or kiss ass.
$8,000 for 30 minutes of “It’s a Small World”
When BigLaw does it, it's just a "misunderstanding."
Smug Los Angeles restaurant insults customers on Twitter
Small settlement for listening to Small World.
Don’t blame me for so-called defensive medicine
If you own a business, you are in the service business. That means you let customers treat you poorly. You are there to SERVE THEM, not the other way around.
"Is there anybody that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" "Um, not at this time,''
Trial lawyers get the blame for these unnecessary tests because we’re such a terrible blight on society. Here’s the trouble with that argument: It excuses insurance fraud.
No surprise–Texas sues to get rid of CFPB
Nursing home staff chooses to let patient die. Not exaggerating.
This is why we need punitive damages
Texas and other anti-consumer states sue to abolish CFPB.
Wonder if these are the students who later commit medical malpractice?
Crooked coal bosses prevent surprise inspections from actually being a surprise.
Perhaps 40% of doctors aren't qualified to be doctors.