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Electronic Medical Records and E-Discovery
The Legal Intelligencer
March 20, 2012

Health care in the United States is rapidly evolving. Changes and new challenges are altering the way health care is perceived, organized and delivered. These changes affect health care providers, organizations and patients presenting new issues that impact medical malpractice litigation. Full Text


Is It Ever Too Late to Allow an Expert Report?
The Legal Intelligencer
March 20, 2012

t is less than two weeks before the start of trial and you’re making sure your trial team is well prepared. Your trial notebook is perfectly organized, your witnesses are all lined up to testify, your motions in limine have been filed and you have reviewed prior testimony of opposing counsel’s experts. Full Text



Calculating Medical Malpractice Claimable Damages
The Legal Intelligencer
March 20, 2012

The calculation of claimable economic damages in Pennsylvania is generally guided by case law and statutes applied to the specific facts of a case. Depending on the case, different damage remedies may be appropriate. Full Text


Is Toney the Law Concerning NIED Claims?
The Legal Intelligencer
March 20, 2012

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in Toney v. The Chester County Hospital , and for the first time it recognized a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress outside the traditional context of bystander recovery. Full Text


Expert Witnesses and Testimony in Malpractice Cases
The Legal Intelligencer
March 20, 2012

The standard for the qualification of expert witnesses in Pennsylvania is set forth in the seminal case of Miller v. Brass Rail Tavern Inc ., which, generally speaking, permits anyone with almost any degree of specialized knowledge to serve as an expert and provide opinion testimony. Full Text