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Medical Malpractice Myths

Throughout the country, medical malpractice suits are thought to flood the legal system. People are led to believe these law suits are frivolous, as it is alleged that they lead to outrageously large verdicts that drive doctors out of business or out of state. In reality, medical malpractice suits comprise well under 2% of all civil cases in the country, despite the fact that preventable medical errors are the third largest cause of death in America. Don’t let misconceptions prevent you from seeking justice if you experience a medical error. Learn the truth about medical malpractice and what to do if you believe you have a case.


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Gender Discrimination Lawsuits in the Headlines

Recently a San Francisco jury cleared prominent Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of all charges of sexual discrimination and retaliation against a former female partner, the Wall Street Journal reported. Ellen Pao, who worked at the firm from 2005-12, filed the suit, alleging that management only assigned her menial jobs, refused to promote her based on her gender, and then fired her when she spoke out about the alleged discrimination. The firm countered by insisting that Ms. Pao failed to make any performance improvements after being told that she had several shortcomings in terms of the collaborative skills required to be a successful investor. Ms. Pao, currently the interim CEO of Reddit.com, had been seeking $16 million in damages as compensation. After the verdict came back in favor of the defendants, Ms. Pao gave a few positive statements and tweets about the legacy of her case.


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