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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Mary Welch Charged with Medical Child Abuse for Obtaining Unnecessary Treatment

    Mary Welch Charged with Medical Child Abuse for Obtaining Unnecessary Treatment
    A 50-page arrest warrant for Mary Anna Welch accuses her of deceiving doctors into performing needless invasive surgeries on her son, Duke.  She's charged with child endangerment.  (NBC News; ABC News)
  • Nov 21

    Brain in a Jar - Sufficient Reason to Keep Me Alive

    Brain in a Jar - Sufficient Reason to Keep Me Alive
    I share this treatment preference expressed by Atul Gawande at a recent Oregon Public Broadcasting book event. "If I'm a brain in jar and I have some sort of sensory devices hooked up to me that allow me to speak, to think, to hear, to talk…
  • Nov 20

    Resolving Medical Futility Disputes - Alberta follows Ontario in Chalifoux v. Alberta Health Service

    Resolving Medical Futility Disputes - Alberta follows Ontario in Chalifoux v. Alberta Health Service
    This month, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta released an eleven-page opinion in Chalifoux v. Alberta Health Services.  This is a rather typical medical futility case resolved in a typical fashion. The PatientAva Alayla…
Rank this Week: 333

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 20

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability
    On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 4-2, decided to continue using the Restatement (Second) of Torts for products liability cases. Some highlights: Having considered the common law of Pennsylvania, the provenance of the strict…
  • Nov 20

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial
    On Tuesday in Harrisburg, the justices heard arguments over whether informed consent forms should ever be admissible in strict med mal cases (those without allegations of informed consent violations). Plaintiff's lawyer argued the forms could…
  • Nov 19

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu
    Omari Scott Simmons (Wake Forest) has posted to SSRN Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety. The abstract provides: A key challenge facing modern universities is…
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Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
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Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Oct 31

    Library balcony closed for the winter

    Library balcony closed for the winter
    Here’s a sure sign that winter is approaching. We’ve closed the law library balcony for the season. It will reopen in the spring.
  • Oct 22

    New Widener Law faculty article

    New Widener Law faculty article
    A few of my picks for recent most interesting articles by Widener Law faculty. Forthcoming in the Catholic University Law Review is The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood by Mary Brigid McManamon. Luke Scheuer’s The…
  • Oct 21

    New books for September

    New books for September
    Check out the library’s new books http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware/recent-library-acquisitions-list/
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WUSL Admissions Blogs

WUSL Admissions Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.law.widener.edu/admissionsmain
  • Feb 12

    Are you thinking about going to law school?

    Are you thinking about going to law school?
    If you are thinking about going to law school and entering the legal profession, then I invite you to follow me on our Admissions Blogs.  Not too long ago, I was sitting in your seat.  I remember anxiously awaiting my LSAT score,…
  • Dec 5

    Law School Application Process – The Basic

    Law School Application Process – The Basic
    Travel season is over and I am back in the office! One request that pops up time and time again when I interact with prospective law students is to describe the overall application process to law school. Here are the basics: First and…
  • Sep 9

    Am I Ready? – Thoughts from 1L Darryl Green

    Am I Ready? – Thoughts from 1L Darryl Green
    The start of law school can be daunting. 1L Darryl Green weighs in on preparing for the great undertaking:   As the days get crossed off my calendar, I find myself getting closer and closer to my law school’s orientation week.…
Rank this Week: 1025

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. Blog

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning for a Second Family

    Estate Planning for a Second Family
    The purpose behind estate planning is to simplify a potentially complicated situation for family members. When a second family is involved, estate planning may be a bit more involved, but it is no less important. Several factors influence the…
  • Nov 11

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a written document designed to allow someone of your choosing, an agent, to make legal decisions on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to do so. Though establishing a power of attorney may…
  • Nov 6

    Estate Planning for Peace of Mind

    Estate Planning for Peace of Mind
    During the course of adult life, there are occasions when we are called upon to serve a role in the disposition of matters relating to the estate of a person who has recently passed away. Although the prospect of facing the duties of Executor…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
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Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers compensation law. By Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC.

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form
    This video blog explains the Workers Compensation Denial Form an injured worker may receive if the employer or insurer is denying their claim. Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on…
  • Jun 30

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania
    This video blog explains three steps injured workers should take if they are hurt on the job.   Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation cases. It is…
  • Jun 23

    Hip Replacement Testimonial

    Hip Replacement Testimonial
    Attorney Francis J. Lafferty, IV, discusses the case of a young mother that needed hip replacement surgery.
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