5 12, 2017

Vestibular Rehabilitation

2017-12-05T18:55:11+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Melissa Winthers, Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Eagle-Vail skier Mikaela Shiffrin hurtled down the Aspen slalom course reaching speeds of 40-75mph, head vertical, timing perfect, edging out her competitors by fractions of a second. Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Guerra’s split finger sinker early in the 2017 season. Carol B., an arborist, [...]

5 12, 2017

Concussions In Sports

2017-12-05T16:41:39+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Amanda Pfeil, Concussion|

There is no way to prevent concussions in sports, but there are standards and laws in place to assist in protecting the athlete who sustains a concussion from falling victim to the dangers and risks of a premature return to play. The dangers and risks include prolonged symptoms, post-concussive syndrome, permanent [...]

7 09, 2017

Law Week Colorado: Plaintiffs Prevail in Med Mal Cases

2017-12-01T08:03:48+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog, medical malpractice|

With the strength of insurance companies and statutory damages caps, medical malpractice cases tend to favor defendants. But four recent cases brought about jury verdicts in the millions. Much of that money will be reduced, though. Lorraine Parker, a partner at Parker Lipman obtained a $3.87 million verdict in Denver District Court in December. She [...]

7 09, 2017

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association: Abiakam Verdict

2017-12-01T08:20:28+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog, medical malpractice|

Judge Elizabeth Starrs presided over this extremely contentious three week trial. She was attentive, fair and despite the continued eyes of COPIC's appellate counsel who attended every minute of trial, did an admirable job of keeping the case moving and the record clear and consistent. The Players: Our client is an adorable 7 year [...]

7 09, 2017

Abiakam Verdict Report

2017-12-01T08:26:38+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog, medical malpractice|

The Plaintiff is an adorable 7 year old boy represented through his wonderful and caring 61 year old grandmother.  The Defendant was Stella Hines, M.D. a Pulmonologist/Critical Care Specialist contracted to work at Rose Medical Center back in September 2009. The Plaintiff was 31-32 weeks in utero when his 23 year-old-mother presented to Rose Medical [...]

5 09, 2017

Trial Talk – Angela McGraw

2017-12-01T11:32:51+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Angela McGraw, Blog, medical malpractice|

It has been a little over a year since changes made to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure took effect for cases filed on or after July 1, 2015. As predicted by many of us, the changes made to C.R.C.P. 26(a)(2) controlling expert disclosures have affected personal injury cases significantly this past year. Over the [...]

30 08, 2017

Med Pay Basics

2017-12-01T11:34:06+00:00 August 30th, 2017|med mal cases, medical malpractice, Melissa Winthers|

Additionally the med pay insurer no longer has a right of subrogation for collisions after January 1, 2009.  That means the med pay insurer no longer has a right to be paid back out of the patient’s settlement.  In our experience, it is very rare that the named insured rejects the automatic $5,000 med [...]

30 08, 2017

Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Regarding Children’s Injuries Clarified

2017-08-30T22:06:48+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|

Earlier this year, the Colorado Supreme Court clarified the attractive nuisance doctrine as it relates to children receiving compensation for injuries caused by negligence.  The attractive nuisance doctrine is the concept that children cannot be expected to exercise the same judgment as adults when something looks fun buy may be dangerous. The case involved a [...]

30 08, 2017

Early Warning Signs of Brain Injury and Appropriate Documentation in the Brain Injury Case

2017-08-30T22:06:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|

For this month’s article, I wanted to share part of an article that I recently wrote for the Occupational Therapist’s Association.  The reason I wanted to share this article is that the warning signs of a concussion, which is a brain injury, are often overlooked in the Emergency Room.  Early care is crucial in maximizing [...]

30 08, 2017

Billed vs. Paid Put to Rest by the Colorado Supreme Court

2017-08-30T22:05:32+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|

I have previously written about how Colorado’s Made Whole statute affected the amount of medical damages an injured person could present in a lawsuit.  The statute says that the appropriate measure of an injured person’s medical damages is the full amount of their medical bills, not a discounted amount paid by health insurance.  It contains [...]