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Frank Bailey

What Is A Lawsuit

So far as I know, the United States is the only country in the world that allows a jury of peers to determine our rights when we are wronged. In olden days, it was an eye for an eye, or a tooth for…

Drew Dixon

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Awards Sach Oliver Outstanding Young Lawyer

The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association announced today that, Sach Oliver is the recipient of the organization’s 2008 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Frank Bailey

Being A Trial Lawyer

Being from a small town in Arkansas, I am always kidded about being a hillbilly or a hootie (pronounced who tee) when traveling out of state. It is not as bad though as being looked down upon be…

Jeanie Oliver

Flooding in Arkansas Strains Levees

It has been more than 25 years since Arkansas has seen such dramatic flooding. Levees along the Black, Arkansas, and White rivers have been able to prevent widespread destruction and death so…

Frank Bailey

DURAGESIC PATCH CRITICAL UPDATE

Johnson & Johnson continues to market DURAGESIC patches even though it appears their factories are still not able to produce safe patches. Juries in Texas and Florida have found in favor of families whose loved ones died as a result of a defective DURAGESIC patch. We believe there are more than 70 lawsuits now on file concerning these defective patches.Although the FDA has been aware of the…

Frank Bailey

The Asthma Drug Singulair and Suicide

The FDA has recently began investigation of the possible association between the use of SINGULAIR and suicidality (suicidal thinking and behavior) and suicide. SINGULAIR is prescribed for asthma. The FDA advises patients not to stop taking SINGULAIR, but to talk to their doctor if they have questions.The FDA has also advised healthcare professionals to carefully monitor patients taking…

Frank Bailey

How to Win a Trucking Accident Case

The trucking industry is governed by the statutory framework contained in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, chances are the truck violated one or more of these safety regulations.The safety regulations impose almost virtual strict liability on the trucking company to ensure that its drivers observe all the regulations and prohibitions…

Frank Bailey

When Doctors Remove The Wrong Kidney

Where is the shock? Again we read about a medical error, and nobody seems to be outraged. If airlines crashed as frequently as medical errors are made what would people do? We would be outraged! But doctors and hospitals continue to make errors with little accountability. When doctors at Methodist Hospital made a mistake by removing the healthy kidney from a cancer patient Dr. Samuel…

Jeanie Oliver

Tort Reform Leads to Poor Patient Care

Texas was used as the model child for the proponents of tort reform. However over the past few years Texas and other states that have enacted tort reform laws have been shown to have poorer healthcare systems.Research has shown that 69% of the states that put limits on patients’ access to the courts to hold the medical profession accountable have the the poorest overall healthcare systems. It is…

Jeanie Oliver

Focus Group Jurors- Deliberations

Wouldn’t you as an attorney love to be a fly on the wall of the jury room during deliberations? You can come close if you choose Bailey and Oliver Law Firm to conduct a focus group for your case. The process that juries go through to reach a verdict are vital to understanding how to get that decision to be in your favor!There are four concepts that I will address here. Unanimity, monitoring,…