Monthly Archives: January 2016


Will The Hospital Be Sued For Patient Dumping Under EMTALA Law?

Federal and Florida laws require hospitals to treat patients who arrive with emergency medical conditions. Sadly, these laws did not prevent middle-aged woman Barbara Dawson from becoming the next victim of medical malpractice, and possibly racial and economic discrimination by the very last hospital where…

CTE, TBI, and the NFL Movie Concussion Started A National Conversation

“Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain.” So says Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist at the heart of the film Concussion, played by Golden Globe-nominated actor Will Smith. Omalu’s journey to discovering CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, began in 2002 while performing an autopsy on former Pittsburgh…

Montador Sues the NHL Due to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by lawyers for a professional athlete, his family claims that the National Hockey League’s encouragement of on-ice fights induced Steve Montador to continue behaviors that ultimately led to his death. When a scan of this career hockey player’s…