Additional news has come to light regarding powered morcellators, a medical device that has been linked to spreading undetected cancer in some women. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, gynecologists are actually changing their practices when it to comes to hysterectomies and the use of morcellators in performing those procedures. Morcellators… Read more »
You may have never heard of the term “dram shop” before, as it sounds somewhat antiquated, but in Colorado we have what are called dram shop laws. So what is a dram shop? It is simply a place that serves alcohol. The most common places are bars, taverns, and restaurants. Back in the day, spirits were sold by the dram, a small unit of liquid. Dram shop laws are a body of law regarding the liability of dram shop owners and those who serve alcoholic beverages. Many states have some form of dram shop liability laws.
A recent article in Military Times discusses the ever growing “backlog” of appealed benefit cases through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. According to the article, some reports made to the VA show an average wait time for resolution of the appeal of more than 3.5 years! And in the last year, the number of cases awaiting appeal decisions has increased 10 percent. However, the VA is hoping to make changes to the appeals process and much more.
The ABA Journal is hosting for the seventh year its annual Peeps in Law diorama contest. Yes, that’s right those colored marshmallow Peeps that you can go out and buy right now. This year the Team at McDivitt Law Firm has decided to submit a Peeps diorama. Team members got together and designed “Kid Peep… Read more »
You were recently in a car accident and your doctor diagnosed you with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). You wonder how something can both be mild and traumatic at the same time. What is mild traumatic brain injury? Is it serious? Or not so much? These questions could on your mind if you ever experience a mild TBI.
Continuing our updates on the defective medical device, the morcellator, the Wall Street Journal has published an article on how UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest health insurance provider, is requiring doctors to get authorization from them before performing most types of laparoscopic procedures with a power morcellator.
Winter weather brings snow, ice, and potholes to our streets. All three of which can be very dangerous when driving. Right now we are in the midst of “pothole season.” Potholes are notorious this time of year because of the freezing and melting and refreezing and re-melting, which ends up making a small hole in… Read more »
McDivitt Law Firm is offering free cab rides home on the evening of March 17, 2015, from 9pm – 3am to help keep our roads safe while people are out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.