Being a medical malpractice attorney in a tort reform state can be tough.
Joplin, Mo. attorney Roger Johnson knows that first hand, having seen many of his colleagues leave the field when the state passed curbs on medical malpractice cases in 2005.
But it should be a whole lot easier plying the trade now. Last summer, Johnson succeeded in getting the state’s $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court.
This is the first edition of Lawyers USA's Lawyers in Practice, where we discuss the hot issues facing practicing attorneys and law firms.
In this edition, we discuss how to prevent legal malpractice claims with better communication, with Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program, and Dan Pinnington, vice-president of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LawPRO, a professional liability carrier based in Toronto, Canada.