March 2012 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

The Secret to Hiring a Good Attorney

by: Jeff S. Gibson , Attorney People hire attorneys for many different reasons. What if you were involved in a car accident and were seriously injured? What would you do if you had a medical emergency and discovered that the cause may have been a medication that you were taking? How would you react if… Continue Reading »

Medical Malpractice and Motor Vehicles

by: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney Is a doctor responsible for a motorist’s injuries when he or she fails to warn his patient that the medications he is giving the patient may cause the patient to black out while driving an automobile? The answer to that question was discussed by the Indiana Court of Appeals in… Continue Reading »

Jury Trial Virgin

by: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney Ouch! Yeah, that title hurts. But, we have all been there. As we all know, jury trials just are not as common as they used to be, and it is not unusual for an experienced litigation associate to not have a jury trial under his or her belt. My colleague,… Continue Reading »

Medical Malpractice and Adoption

by: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney In an interesting case, the Indiana Court of Appeals recently ruled that adoptive parents could proceed with a medical malpractice case against a hospital for misrepresenting the health of a child the couple sought to adopt. In Jeffrey v. Methodist Hospital, adoptive parents asked the hospital for the health records… Continue Reading »

How a Plaintiff’s Attorney Thinks

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney I recently had a conversation with a lawyer for a large pharmaceutical manufacturer. We were discussing the merits of a particular mass tort case. Near the end of our talk, he asked me whether I believed the pharmaceutical industry had any good intentions or purpose. I was a little shocked… Continue Reading »

Who Gets the Dog: How Pet Custody Works

by: Brian K. Zoeller, Attorney Custody disputes often play a part in divorce proceedings. Even though the marriage is ending, a couple may have children to raise and want to remain active parents and do what is in the best interest of the child. Joint custody is a popular choice for many parents and allows… Continue Reading »

Mass Torts v. Class Actions

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney People generally assume that because someone is a lawyer, they must know about every area of law. While lawyers might have a basic understanding of multiple areas of law, asking a tax lawyer about class actions and mass torts, is the equivalent of asking a pediatrician about brain surgery. While… Continue Reading »