Thursday, November 17, 2016

The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.

Even though it has been two decades the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case lives on in history.  If you mention it even today it conjures up all sorts of different opinions.  If you are not familiar with it, it was the product liability case of Stella Liebeck vs. McDonalds, the fast food giant.  This occurred after she spilled hot coffee in her lap.

Interestingly, Esquire Magazine has just picked up the mantle and written a fascinating article on the nearly 25-year old case.  Please check out the September addition of Esquire.  In it you will find a well-crafted retrospective entitled, “What you don’t know about the McDonald’s Hot Coffee burn case”.  If you have the opportunity, give it a careful reading.

Some quarter century later the man who successfully represented Mrs. Liebeck is still practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico where the incident occurred.  His name is Kenneth Wagner.  Attorney Wagner and his staff are important people to have on your side if you have a personal injury case in the Great Southwest.  Call the office at (505) 242-6300. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

There are Dangerous Doctors Out There!

Truly bad doctors, thank heaven, are few and far between.  Make no mistake about it however, they do exist in every city in the United States.  Recently one US state combed the entire database of doctors on probation.  The results were sobering.  They found several hundred doctors had been disciplined, but often NOT barred from practice.

Blatant negligence, practicing while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, even engaging in sexual misconduct with patients happens daily in this country.  Some doctors are just simply incompetent.  As skills diminish in older practitioners complications arise.  Patients are readmitted to the hospital for the same malady and some even die!

We want to help you, not scare you.  Please be aware that all medical treatment is not the same.  If you feel that a doctor has made things worse for you or a loved one, please contact Albuquerque medical malpractice attorney Ken Wagner.  Attorney Wagner and his staff have been helping people of the Great Southwest combat bad medical care for decades.  Call today at (505) 242-6300.