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Trial Magazine

2018 May—Medical Negligence

Volume 54, No. 5

The May issue of Trial covers medical negligence. Read about building a case when doctors fail to act on fetal monitoring warning signs, assessing hospital liability for operating room fires, litigating claims of negligent health care in prisons and jails, and more.

Theme articles

  • Understanding fetal monitoring evidence
    Jesse M. Reiter and Emily G. Thomas
  • Fire in the OR
    William A. Cirignani
  • Negligent health care in prisons and jails
    Elmer Robert Keach III and Maria K. Dyson
  • Victim blaming and moral values
    Susan Dennehy

Also Featured

  • The Brief May 2018

President's Page

  • Fulfilling our oath
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Unsafe work practices led to worker’s fatal fall from unsecured balcony
  • Bystander exposure to asbestos caused illness
  • Deputy fatally shoots man with mental disabilities
  • Improper lookout leads to rear-end collision
  • Negligent entrustment, failure to yield right of way
  • Inattentive motorist fatally strikes child in parking lot
  • Failure to warn of shallow water off pier
  • Dangerous floor mat near hospital exit
  • Failure to notify bus company of mid-street crossings
  • Sexual abuse of student

On the Hill

  • Budget showdowns
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Optimize your client's direct
    Nathan C. VanDerVeer
  • Better case intake
    Brian S. Kabateck

Question of the Month

  • What is the most unusual thing in your office?


  • Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law
    by William D. Araiza, reviewed by Kelly Hyman

Justice in Motion

  • Targeted learning opportunities
  • Pound Forum on protecting individual constitutional rights


  • The lighter side of the law