The World Isn’t Ready for Robot Lawyers

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, many Americans have taken the do-it-yourself attitude to multiple aspects of their life – including their legal affairs. People have downloaded online wills and estate plans, used online scheduling programs to help with their child custody, and used programs to start their own businesses. But a new program by…

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The Nursing Shortage Is at Crisis Levels

Nursing Shortage Covid - Medical Malpractice - Negligence

From truckers to construction workers to grocery store clerks to nurses, mentioning that the front-line workers have “stepped up” during the pandemic is an understatement. Front-line workers have had to deal with issues such as burnout and fatigue while still being required to remain professional and perform their tasks to the best of their ability.…

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Samantha Dos Santos Named Co-Chair of Public Service Committee

Samantha Dos Santos, Associate with Plaxen Adler Muncy, P.A., was recently named Co-Chair of the Public Service Committee under the New Lawyers’ Division (NLD) of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for the 2021-2022 year. As Co-Chair, Dos Santos works closely with the NLD’s Executive Board, assisting with the creation and implementation of community-based projects…

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Coronavirus Liability Shields Are a Mistake

Coronavirus liability shields

Medical errors take the lives of thousands of patients each year; even greater numbers of patients are injured. When hospitals are responsible for causing patient harm, they may attempt to cover it up to avoid being held liable for the harm they caused. Recently, legislators have been discussing liability shields for hospitals and medical personnel…

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Congress Finally Acts to Relieve Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

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For years, people who sought emergency care were subjected to “balance billing” – the practice of charging patients additional money when their care was provided by an out-of-network doctor, specialist, or facility. While some states have individually banned these surprise medical bills, there was no federal regulation until now. Within the most recent relief package…

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Waymo Moves Forward with Fully Autonomous Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Waymo Moves Forward with Fully Autonomous Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Waymo emerged from the search engine giant, Google, in 2016. The company is now on the verge of delivering the autonomous vehicle experience to city residents. On Oct. 8, the company announced it is providing fully driverless cars to a 50-mile area of Phoenix, AZ for ride-hailing purposes. So far, only 5 to 10 percent…

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What Is Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS)?

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome

Outbreaks are often described as “U” shaped: they are most dangerous to the very young, and to the very old. The coronavirus has been the exception, because its victims have largely been elderly and immunocompromised. Kids, it appeared, were not dying – a small silver lining to an otherwise tragic story. However, the Centers for…

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