Medical devices – artificial hips, etc. – are poorly regulated, and patients who receive them can suffer devastating consequences. A recent New York Times article sheds some light on this shocking industry: Lenzer, J. “Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?” New York Times, January 13, 2018. The article includes a horrifying anecdote about a physician…

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Football causes C.T.E. C.T.E. is an abbreviation for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated hits to the head. It is a brutal disease, leading to personality changes, mental slowing and confusion, and early death. The NFL has negotiated an approximately $1 billion dollar settlement with professional football players who have been…

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The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has just released its annual report: “Worst Corporate Conduct of 2017” – and it is appalling reading. Here is the link: https://www.justice.org/sites/default/files/_Justice/Communications/Corporate%20Misconduct%202017%20FINAL.pdf This is the sort of conduct that that keeps people awake at night. Callous, unfeeling, greedy, and hurtful. This is why the tort system – the only…

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