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Wrongful Death
February 25, 2011 12:00 PM by Tony DeWitt
Someone once quipped that it is impossible to get out of life alive. Sooner or later we all die. Nursing home negligence cases are not about death. Nursing home negligence cases are about mistreatment, survivor guilt for having placed loved ones in the Read More...
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Negligence Per se
February 18, 2011 10:28 AM by Tony DeWitt
Lawyers, at least in most states, are not allowed to advertise that they are "specialists" in any particular area of the law. They can say, however, that they limit their practice to a particular type of law. Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. is a law firm in Read More...
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Can You Handle the Truth?
February 10, 2011 3:46 PM by Tony DeWitt
Jack Nicholson's famous line in A Few Good Men, "You can't handle the truth," is often what I think of when I read reports about delays in reporting patient incidents to state agencies. Recently, in Minnesota , a nurse's aide sexually assaulted a patient, Read More...
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The Warm Body Phenomenon
February 3, 2011 11:04 AM by Tony DeWitt
In the military there is an aphorism that suggests that when you are up to your neck in alligators, it is hard to remember that your objective is to drain the swamp. It's a way of saying that sometimes the day-to-day hassles keep us from realizing our Read More...
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    A.L. "Tony" DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC
    Occupation: Attorney
    Setting: Jefferson City, Mo.
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