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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2016 May—Medical Negligence

Volume 52, No. 5

Patient injuries at the hands of trusted medical professionals can be devastating—and the civil justice system is often stacked against the victims. Trial’s May issue has the latest legislative developments and the practice tips you’ll need to overcome these obstacles. Read about the latest challenges to damages caps, find out how to improve patient access to electronic medical records, and get tips for small firms on handling medical negligence claims.

Theme articles

  • A tale of two caps
    Valerie M. Nannery
  • Failed expectations
    Daniel Hinkle
  • Clearing the path to patients' medical records
    Roger J. Leslie
  • Med mal 101 for small firms
    Mary Alice McLarty
  • Sidebar: Proving future damages for the elderly
    Robert D. Kreisman

Also Featured

  • Sketching the Supreme Court
    Arthur Lien interviewed by Christine M. Mollenauer

President's Page

  • Lawyers for all seasons
    Larry A. Tawwater

Justice in Motion

  • Remember 9/11 with a day of service to end distracted driving
  • Simple steps to start a litigation group
    Lori Andrus
  • Kick off summer with a day at the races
  • Families affected by asbestos tell their stories

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to follow head-injury protocol leaves high school football player with permanent brain damage
  • Jury holds cruise line accountable for ignoring sliding-door hazard
  • Off-duty officer fatally shoots aspiring music artist
  • Interference with basketball star's right of publicity
  • Company failed to ensure driver knew '3-second rule'
  • Failure to secure ferocious dogs
  • Inadequate maintenance of grocery store's floral department
  • Snow, ice at construction site caused laborer's disabling slip and fall

On the Hill

  • Potential changes to Medicare set-asides
    Sarah Rooney

Good Counsel

  • The words we use matter
    Jerome F. O'Neill
  • Defeating summary judgment
    Nelson Boyle

Question of the Month

  • How do you or your firm give back to the community?


  • Railroad ignored its own safety rule
    Ryan Watson

Tech Brief

  • Unleash your wireless potential
    Brian D. Cook


  • Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials: A Strategic Guide Outlining The Anatomy of a Trial
    Tyler G. Draa, Doris Cheng, Maureen Harrington, and the Honorable Franklin E. Bondonno


  • The lighter side of the law