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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/
  • Mar 5

    Schizophrenic with Gangrenous Leg Allowed to Refuse Amputation

    Schizophrenic with Gangrenous Leg Allowed to Refuse Amputation
    Even today, two of the best U.S. cases for illustrating the principles of patient decision making capacity are almost 40 years old: Lane v. Candura (Mass. 1978) and DHS v. Northern (Tenn. 1978).   Both cases concern women with…
  • Mar 3

    McMath Family Sues Oakland Children's Hospital; Alleges Jahi is Alive

    McMath Family Sues Oakland Children's Hospital; Alleges Jahi is Alive
    The case of Jahi McMath is infamous around the world for the remarkable claim that she is no longer dead.   In December 2013, federal and state courts in California determined that Jahi was legally dead.  While the courts issued…
  • Mar 3

    Brain Death & Futility at ICCEC

    Brain Death & Futility at ICCEC
    I blogged about the upcoming ICCEC this weekend.  Here are a few sessions that caught my eye. Panel - Comparing Israeli and American Experiences: Families’ requests for continued physiologic support of patients deemed dead by…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 5

    Rabin on O'Connell

    Rabin on O'Connell
    Bob Rabin (Stanford) has posted to SSRN his contribution to the JTL's O'Connell tribute. Entitled Jeffrey O'Connell and the Compensation Principle in Accident Law: Institutional and Intellectual Perspectives, the abstract provides: In this…
  • Mar 4

    IA: Med Mal Early Offer Program Proposed

    IA: Med Mal Early Offer Program Proposed
    In Iowa, the medical community and trial lawyers have agreed to a voluntary early resolution program for medical malpractice cases; a Senate subcommittee has recommended passage. The bill's "Explanation" section provides: This bill…
  • Mar 3

    GA: Workers Comp-Style Med Mal Reform Bill Re-Introduced

    GA: Workers Comp-Style Med Mal Reform Bill Re-Introduced
    Last year, Georgia debated becoming the first state in the country to reform med mal along the lines of workers comp. The bill failed. Sen. Brandon Beach is introducing a similar bill, Senate Bill 86: Under the proposal, the new...
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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.…
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Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Mar 2

    Library spring break hour

    Library spring break hour
    The law library will be on shorter hours this week for spring break. Our hours will be: February 27        8 a.m. to 8 p.m. February 28        9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1         …
  • Feb 6

    Library catalog, databases, and interlibrary loan system down on Monday February 9th

    Library catalog, databases, and interlibrary loan system down on Monday February 9th
    Access to the library catalog, some library databases (Lexis and Westlaw will not be affected) and ILLiad will be unavailable for 2-3 hours beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 9th.  Partial service disruptions may occur…
  • Jan 21

    The great Delaware blue laws crackdown of 1941

    The great Delaware blue laws crackdown of 1941
    I’ve previously posted about the blue laws, or Sunday closing laws, of Delaware. Originally passed in 1795, Delaware’s strict blue laws, prohibiting “any worldly employment, labor or business” on Sunday were still in…
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Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Feb 27

    The New ABA Law Library Collection of Periodicals on HeinOnline

    The New ABA Law Library Collection of Periodicals on HeinOnline
      In partnership with the American Bar Association, HeinOnline has released a brand new collection which digitizes the ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals and makes the current files available to you via HeinOnline.     ABA…
  • Feb 26

    Books As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

    Books As You’ve Never Seen Them Before
      Check out these amazing works of art carved from old books and follow through to the video on TED.    
  • Feb 20

    Are Study Groups Necessary?

    Are Study Groups Necessary?
      From JDEmployed On the journey towards law school exam domination, an important question must be asked: will it be more beneficial to study on your own or with a group of your classroom peers? After all, whatever helps increase the…
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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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Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

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

http://fameappeal.com
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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/
  • Mar 2

    5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives & Caregiver

    5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives & Caregiver
    Many people know that seniors are susceptible to consumer fraud, telemarketing ploys, and internet scams, but fewer know that by far the biggest threat to an elderly person’s financial security is financial abuse by relatives, friends,…
  • Feb 27

    Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children

    Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children
    For the parents of minor children, one of the most important aspects of your will is naming a legal guardian for your kids in the event that you and your spouse are no longer able to care for them. While it can be extremely difficult to…
  • Feb 23

    Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning?

    Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning?
    As New York estate planning attorneys, it’s no surprise that we believe that it is never too early to begin planning your estate. We know all too well that life is filled with the unexpected, and far too many people pass on without…
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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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