Medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs undergo rigorous testing and must receive pre‑market approval from the FDA before they are available to the public. Unfortunately, all too often, defects and severe side effects that may or may not have been latent during testing and trials create hazardous products. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Ann Marie VonBank and guest, Attorney James T. Capretz, to discuss the current litigation against the makers of some of the most dangerous drugs and medical devices.

According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, 90% of all medical malpractice lawsuits are brought by patients who have suffered permanent injury, or by those representing someone who have died as a result of malpractice.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Debra Price, an R.N and a medical risk management expert in Lincoln, Nebraska, to get an inside look into the world of medical risk management. Larry and Deb discuss the lack of documentation in patient care at hospitals and nursing homes, how the electronic world is impacting risk management and the importance of educating health care providers to prevent missteps in documentation.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Doug Merritt, out of the San Francisco Bay Area office and guest, Attorney Jeffrey S. Mitchell, partner with the firm, Bostwick, Peterson & Mitchell LLP, to talk about the latest on California’s landmark medical malpractice and liability laws. Jeff discusses the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and California’s current political climate, the defense and plaintiff  perspective of medical malpractice cases and how structured settlements have impacted his clients.

Barry J. Nace

Barry J. Nace

It’s no secret that today the medical malpractice area is one of the most difficult areas of litigation. Plaintiffs not only have to deal with the physical effects of medical malpractice but also the challenges that they face in the courts.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Barry J. Nace, senior partner at Paulson & Nace in Washington DC to look at the process for the medical malpractice plaintiff in the trial court and specifically deal with how the biases of some judges can affect the result.

With medical malpractice being a hot-button issue, the medical field and the legal field often times seem at odds with each other.   In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Wayne M. Willoughby, partner with the firm Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC in Baltimore and Dr. Zev T. Gershon, team leader at Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, to take a closer look at the relationship between the legal profession and the medical profession.  You’ll also hear about the misconceptions about medical malpractice and new developments in Cerebral Palsy.

Caps on non-economic damages in wrongful death and no expert discovery in Oregon makes it hard to win medical malpractice cases. Now a state Supreme Court challenge to the caps in wrongful death may change that and may impact a tragic case involving the death of a baby in a medmal case. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Nolan Robinson from Ringler with special guest, Attorney Susan Saladoff, from the law firm of Davis, Hearn, Saladoff, Bridges & Visser in Ashland, Oregon and past President of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for a discussion about these important issues of tort claims and much more.