Saturday, February 11, 2012


Whether it is playing the lottery or going to the casinos, the American public is obsessed with trying to "Hit the Big One".  The same holds true in the courtroom. Economic damages are not enough any more. Pain, suffering and punitive damages are what the plantiff attorneys are obsessed with - and they will do anything possible to achieve their goals, including unethical conduct, tactics to trick the opposing team, coaching their expert witness, and downright dishonesty.  It is no longer about trying to seek the truth, but instead, it's all about the money! 

Over 19 Million lawsuits are filed in the U.S. each year.  That's one lawsuit every thirty seconds.  The U.S. has 5% of the world's population and 80% of the world's lawyers.  90% of all lawsuits in the world happen right here in the U.S. According to the American Bar Association, there are close to 700,000 lawyers in practice in America.  That's one lawyer for every 400 men, women and children! Just read the paper, look at the billboards while driving or turn on the T.V. and you soon realize that there are many hungry lawyers looking for clients with a reason to sue. Most of us living in the U.S. are potentially at lawsuit risk.  If you own a business, practice a profession, or own investment property, you have a one in three chance of being named in a lawsuit this year.
The buzz these days is Health Care Reform - How about some reform in the Legal Profession!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


"Smart" mask could heal severe facial burns

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington, the U.S. Army and Northwestern University are working on a mask equipped with microsensors and actuators to heal severely burned faces. A rigid, face-shaped shell covers flexible polymer layers equipped with electrical and mechanical components that release growth factors or stem cells to promote tissue regeneration. "As the wounds heal, the Biomask will be able to adjust treatment to provide faster and better results," lead researcher Eileen Moss said. CNET (2/1),


More nonspecialists offer cosmetic procedures

More doctors certified in specialties other than plastic surgery are offering invasive cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation and face-lifts, resulting in more dissatisfied -- and sometimes disfigured -- patients, plastic surgeons say. "The public needs to be protected from doctors who are not upfront about what board certifications they have," said American Society of Plastic Surgeons President Malcolm Z. Roth. The extent of training for some practitioners can be a weekend course taught by doctors who are also not board-certified in plastic surgery, plastic surgeon Joel Aronowitz said. The New York Times (1/30)