Liability roundup


  • Re: Operation Backlash… when you stop to consider that so many of the “spinal surgeries” are themselves unnecessary, this was just compounding the fraud. I didn’t know about the “odd rule” in California that allowed hospitals to bill insurers for the full cost of “spinal hardware” used in surgeries, but the NYT has reported extensively on how many doctors themselves are investors in the hardware companies. I trust that some lobbying from these crooked companies helped that along. I believe that the extent of fraud related to wholly unnecessary orthopaedic surgeries — from backs to knees to shoulders — is in the billions.

  • Assumption of the risk defense in the New Hampshire slip and fall case?