Morcellator Update: Why is it still in use?

In an earlier blog post I covered the topic of a medical device used for hysterectomies and myomectomies called a morcellator. A morcellator is a surgical instrument that doctors use in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries for hysterectomies and myomectomies. The FDA has warned that the device can spread undetected cancerous tissue beyond the uterus. Previously, I discussed the device, a Wall Street Journal article describing the FDA process, and FDA warnings. Now the WSJ has produced new articles discussing this defective medical device that is spreading cancer in unsuspecting women.

Top 15 Safest and Most Dangerous Cars


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released an article discussing how improved vehicle designs are decreasing car accident fatalities. In the article the IIHS provided which vehicles had the lowest rates of driver deaths and which ones had the highest rates of driver deaths from 2011 and equivalent earlier models, 2009-2012

Driving While High in Colorado: Stats and the Law


It’s been over a year now since Colorado has allowed for the sale of recreational marijuana. However, with the legalization of marijuana, the issue of impaired driving became concerning for the State. According to the Colorado State Patrol, which released its data regarding impaired drivers for 2014, of the more than 5,500 drug and alcohol related tickets, 345 of them involved only marijuana. Or, in other words, one in every 16 tickets for DUI or DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) involved marijuana. 674 impaired driving citations involved marijuana either alone or with other intoxicants—that’s 12.2 percent!

Why Trial Lawyers are Good for Business


One of the great things about America is our system of free enterprise which provides a thriving marketplace for us all. But this system exists because we have enforceable and meaningful access to a viable civil justice system. It is the trial lawyer that facilitates and provides this access to the civil justice system that benefits all citizens, business, and corporations.

Colorado Enacts Mandatory Reporting Laws for Elder Abuse


Colorado recently put into place new laws to help protect our state’s aging population. The tragedy of elder abuse is on the rise in the United States as the American population continues to age. Baby Boomers are turning 65 at a rate of one every ten seconds. In order to protect this population, Colorado, as of July 2014, put into place mandatory reporting laws. These laws ensure that those in the elder community are safe and cared for by requiring certain identified individuals to report any observations or reasonable suspicions of abuse of an at-risk elder to the proper authorities within 24 hours. Elder abuse can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, caretaker neglect, and exploitation of a person 70 years of age or older.