Trial Magazine

2017 May—Medical Negligence

Volume 53, No. 5

Medical errors are one of the most common causes of death in the United States, but bringing malpractice claims is often a challenging process. Prepare yourself with Trial’s May issue—with tips on compelling audit trail evidence and overcoming jurors’ preexisting beliefs about medical negligence lawsuits. Also: an interview with Joanne Doroshow, founder of the Center for Justice & Democracy.

Theme articles

  • Blazing a trail
    Jennifer L. Keel and Matthew R. Laird
  • Sidebar: Compelling production of adverse incident reports
    Nicholas C. Johnson
  • A voice against tort "reform"
    Joanne Doroshow Interview, by Ryan Watson
  • What's on jurors' minds?
    Jeffrey D. Boyd
  • Understanding newborn strokes
    Lisa B. Weinstein

President's Page

  • A constitutional assault
    Julie Braman Kane

Also Featured

  • The Brief

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Jeep crosses centerline
  • City employee fatally strikes pedestrian in crosswalk
  • FEHA violations
  • Unlabeled treats at city camp lead to fatal reaction
  • Camper aims water gun at counselor, injures his eye
  • Failure to install ventilation system

On the Hill

  • We fight back
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Three rules of mentoring
    Ellen A. Presby
  • Striking out on your own
    Christa Haggai-Ramey

Question of the Month

  • Which deceased judge or lawyer would you most like to meet?

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ caucuses give back
  • Looking to the future of class actions and mass torts


  • Horrific police misconduct leads to systemic reform
    Alyssa E. Lambert


  • The Missing American Jury: Restoring the Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries
    by Suja A. Thomas, reviewed by Juwon W. Adebayo


  • The lighter side of the law