T. Thomas Metier

Did the Trial Court Abuse Its Discretion When It Found the Defendant Impliedly Waived the Physician-Patient Privilege When the Defendant Brought His Mental Health Records into the Case?

In Gadeco, LLC v. Grynberg, No. 17SA247, (2018 CO 22), the Colorado Supreme Court considered whether the defendant Jack Grynberg (“Grynberg”) impliedly waived the physician–patient privilege by either requesting specific performance of a contract, or denying the plaintiffs’ allegations that […]

Thomas Curcio

Insurance Series: Uninsured Motorists

Typically if you are hit by another driver, their auto liability insurance will cover the costs of damages to your car, reimburse your medical bills, and compensate you for your physical injuries, pain, mental anguish, inconvenience, and lost wages. However, if […]

Jason Lazarus

Proper Administration of a Medicare Set Aside

Administering a Medicare Set Aside When a case is settled for a Medicare beneficiary, be it workers’ compensation or liability, a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) may be implemented.  Once the decision is made to utilize an MSA, the question becomes […]

Mark Bello

How Can We Arm Our Way To A Safer America?

In a recent New York Times op-ed, retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had a clear message: Repeal the Second Amendment. Moved by the March for Our Lives movement, Stevens said: “Rarely in my lifetime have I […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Cleveland Fertility Clinic Still Unsure What Caused Storage Tank Failure

About 950 patients now have to deal with the consequences of what the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center calls a “catastrophic failure” at their fertility clinic. In a March 26, 2018 letter to patients, the center acknowledged that over 4,000 […]

John Bair

The New Living Safer Shines a Light on #MeToo

The newest issue of Living Safer magazine discusses a sobering topic, which we have all watched unfold over recent months: the watershed #MeToo movement. This topic is one I feel very passionately about. I have always been a vocal supporter […]

Thomas Curcio

Insurance Series: MedPay and PIP

Medical payments coverage (Medpay) is a coverage that  covers medical expenses for injuries you sustain or your passengers sustain in an accident, regardless of fault. The coverage is optional, but highly recommended. Coverage is very broad, covering you and any […]

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Arizona Jury Orders C.R. Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in First Bellwether Trial

On March 30, 2018, a federal jury in Arizona ordered C.R. Bard, Inc. to pay $3.6 million to a Georgia woman who suffered serious complications after the company’s G2 inferior vena cava (IVC) filter fractured inside her body.

Thomas Greer

The Startling Connection between Hepatitis C and Opioid Addiction in Tennessee

As headlines in Tennessee continue to focus on the ravishing effects of opioid use, a “silent killer” could be adding insult to injury for those who are dealing with drug dependency. The disease is hepatitis C, and acute cases of […]

Thomas Curcio

Self Driving Catastrophe

Earlier this year we discussed self driving cars and outlined the many factors influencing the success of implementing and creating autonomous vehicle technology including infrastructure, ethics, money, and even legal questions. After last week’s crash in Tempe, Arizona, where a […]