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Trial Magazine

Trial is AAJ's award-winning magazine for attorneys, law professors, judges and others in the legal community. Trial brings readers news of the latest legal trends and developments, informative articles about civil law practice, coverage of recent verdicts and settlements in a wide range of practice areas, and commentary and analysis on emerging legal issues.

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2019 August—Medical Negligence

Volume 55, No. 8

This month, Trial covers medical negligence. Read about what claims to bring when hospitals fail to vet doctors, screening birth injury cases, and locking in standards of care. Also: Restoring servicemembers’ access to justice.

Cover image: MIRAGEC/Getty Images

Theme articles

  • An obligation to vet
    Mia I. Frieder
  • Locking in standards of care: asking the right questions
    Christian C. Mester and Michael J. Winkelman
  • Using clinical practice guidelines: a case study
    Kay Van Wey
  • Q&A: A duty to those who serve
    Maureen Leddy
  • Evaluating birth injury cases
    Laura Brown

Also Featured

  • The Brief August 2019

President's Page

  • Reach out, engage, inspire
    Bruce H. Stern

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to supervise pizza delivery driver
  • Negligent left turn at intersection
  • Distracted driver hits cyclist
  • Inattentive driving leads to fatal crash
  • Failure to provide proper medical care to cruise passenger
  • Failure to remediate sidewalk defect
  • Inadequate coefficient of friction for swimming pool’s depth markers
  • Failure to maintain restaurant stairwell
  • Negligent security at apartment complex

Good Counsel

  • I-just-can’t-get-over issues
    Mark Mandell

In Memory

  • Francis H. “Brother” Hare Jr. (1936–2019)

Question of the Month

  • Have you ever taken a law-inspired trip?

On the Hill

  • We've been everywhere
    Susan Steinman

Supreme Court Review

  • A duty to warn sailors of known risks
    Richard Myers

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the Horizon August 2019
  • Advocating to protect servicemembers


  • Jury sends message to Ford in rollover crash case
    Kate Halloran


  • The lighter side of the law