Week in Review: (June 18 – June 24, 2011) Eye Opener Health, Law and Medicine Blog

This post was authored by Jason Penn and posted to The Eye Opener on June 25th, 2011.

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Eye Opener’s Week in Review

From the (guest) editor:  Good morning!  I hope that cup of coffee is nice and hot.  I find that the Eye Opener goes well with cream and sugar.  And maybe a pastry (or two).  Whatever your choice, please enjoy the week in review.  I know the writers are working hard to provide timely and topical writing for your reading pleasure.  Don’t be shy!  Go ahead and leave a comment or two and let them know you are reading along.  See you next week!

-  Jason Penn, guest editor

How Do I Choose A Lawyer? A Helpful Guide

By Brian Nash

Im not sure if anyone loves a deal quite like I do.  Im a true bargain shopper.  On Monday, Brian gave us a “two for one.”  Not only did we get a blog post, but also a free download—his white paper “Choosing a Lawyer – A primer.”  Everyone has a lawyer joke, or three in their stash, but what do you do when you need a lawyer?  Do you turn to the internet and Google?  What qualifications should you look for?  Will there be a fee agreement?  Brian covered that and more!  Read more

Don’t underestimate jurors. They really do get it – most of the time!

By Brian Nash

On scripted television, Sam Waterstein and his cadre of young attorneys can go from investigation to jury verdict in less than 42 minutes.  As you know, in the real world of litigation, the issues aren’t as cut and dry and you certainly can’t spend 15 minutes reviewing a file and march into the courtroom?  When an attorney is “in trial” he/she can spend many sleepless nights wondering if the jury “gets it.”  In other words, are they following along with the complex medicine?  Are they able to understand the ways in which the physician breached the standard of care and caused harm to their client?  Just hours after resolving a very complex medical malpractice trial, Brian provided the answer to that very question.  Read more

Dealing with Cerebral Palsy: A Resource for Parents and Family (Part III)

By Jason Penn

On Wednesday I put down the editor’s red pen, and took out my writing pencil.  I offered Part 3 of my series that I’ve written specifically for parents that are dealing with cerebral palsy.  So many families are affected by cerebral palsy yet do not have the proper resources.  In Part III I addressed the variety of medical modalities that are being used to treat cerebral palsy and its related symptoms.  Read more

Nash & Associates in the Community: Wendy Kopp and Teach for America

By Jason Penn

When we aren’t practicing law, blawging or spending time with our families, we are out in the community trying to make a difference.  On Thursday, I shared my experience meeting Wendy Kopp.  Wendy Kopp is the chief executive officer and founder of Teach For America, whose mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. She is also chief executive officer and co-founder of Teach For All, which is working to accelerate and increase the impact of this model around the world.  Inspired by Wendy and her goal of changing the face of education, I issued a challenge to you, the Eye Opener reader.  Read more

Sneak Peak of the Week Ahead:

The Eye Opener and its writers are excited about the week ahead too!  Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store for you:

  • Service dogs for children:  more than just a pet
  • Changes in Sunscreen:  will regulation prevent cancer?
  • HIV Patients:  Increased risk for developing cancer
  • Legal Boot Camp is back in session and Part IV of our Cerebral Palsy tutorial.

Wishing You and Yours a Great Week Ahead!

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One Response to “Week in Review: (June 18 – June 24, 2011) Eye Opener Health, Law and Medicine Blog”

  1. Another great week. Thanks, Jason.

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