Are We in a Jail Health Care Crisis?

Photo of medical professional in scrubs taking an inmate's blood pressure with an blood pressure cuff through a slightly larger opening in a jail cell gate

Photo Credit: https://images.wisegeek.com/prison-medical-care.jpg.

By: Savannah Pelfrey
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

            Telemedicine is a phenomenon within the health care world that is presumed to have started within the last decade; however, its history within the prison industry started much earlier.[1] Continue reading “Are We in a Jail Health Care Crisis?”

Alabama’s Amended Hospital Lien Laws

Image of the text of Ala. Code §§ 35-11-371, 35-11-372 fading into an image of hundred dollar bills with a red transparent banner that reads "Hospital Liens" in white lettering

Photo Credit: Texas Senator Submits Bill to Allows Hospitals to Continue Scamming Patients, Moore L. Firm, https://moore-firm.com/texas-senator-submits-bill-to-allow-hospitals-to-continue-scamming-patients/ (last visited Dec. 4, 2019).

By: Lauren Wiggins
Research and Writing Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Medical bills are a primary source of damages that personal injury suits seek to recover.  Those bills can be astronomical when such an injury requires treatment at a hospital whether through a few hours in the emergency department or an extended period of hospital admission.

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Every Vape You Take: Litigation Is Now as Prevalent as Electronic Cigarettes

Color photo of young person whose head is a cloud of vape smoke

Photo Credit: https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2019/08/07/alabama-woman-sues-e-cigarette-company-juul-over-teen-vaping-targeting/1943606001/

By: Sara Rogan
Research and Writing Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

In 2015, smokers exhaled a sigh of relief with the introduction of the JUUL Labs electronic cigarette, also regarded as “an alternative smoking product.”[1] Continue reading “Every Vape You Take: Litigation Is Now as Prevalent as Electronic Cigarettes”