7 09, 2017

Law Week Colorado: Plaintiffs Prevail in Med Mal Cases

By | 2017-11-13T15:03:55+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A string of recent medical malpractice plaintiff’s wins has some practitioners in the area wondering whether the streak is the beginning of a trend or merely a coincidence. 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 [...]

7 09, 2017

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association: Abiakam Verdict

By | 2017-11-13T15:08:38+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Steve Shapiro and I are very happy to report a Plaintiff's Verdict on a Medical Malpractice case that we received Tuesday in Denver District Court.  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, [...]

7 09, 2017

Abiakam Verdict Report

By | 2017-11-13T15:09:23+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Steve Shapiro and Angela McGraw of Shapiro Winthers & McGraw P.C. received a Plaintiff’s Verdict in a Medical Malpractice case on February 21, 2017 in Denver District Court. 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 [...]

5 09, 2017

Trial Talk – Angela McGraw

By | 2017-11-13T15:11:33+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-11-13T15:12:31+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Medical payments coverage “med pay” in the amount of $5,000 is now automatically included with car insurance policies, unless the policy holder rejects the coverage.  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 [...]

30 08, 2017

Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Regarding Children’s Injuries Clarified

By | 2017-08-30T22:06:48+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-08-30T22:06:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-08-30T22:05:32+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

30 08, 2017

The New Made Whole Law

By | 2017-08-30T22:03:14+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The new made whole law limits the rights of health insurance companies to get paid back out of an injured person’s recovery after a motorcycle accident.  Thus, it makes more of the recovery money available to injured people. The new law recognizes that when the health insurers demand repayment out of the injured party’s recovery, [...]