Bodily Injury News is the bi-annual newsletter of the Thomas Miller Americas’ Bodily Injury (BI) Team. In this issue the BI Team outlines our “Fighting Back” initiative to combat the trend of increasingly higher demands, verdicts and settlements in US bodily injury cases. Also covered are the application of US land-based regulations to ships, privilege issues related to root-cause analysis reports, defending against the “Reptile Theory” in US litigation, and strategies for Members to avoid criminal liability in relation to maritime injuries and deaths. In addition, we provide an update on the availability of punitive damages in US seamen’s cases following an important Supreme Court ruling on the issue.
Welcome to this Winter 18/19 Edition of Bodily Injury News.
Welcome to this Winter Edition of Bodily Injury News.
Welcome to this summer edition of Bodily Injury News that reports on some of the latest legal and practical developments observed by our Bodily Injury Team in the US.
This year’s Bodily Injury Seminar covered a variety of important areas relevant to both US and foreign flag shipowners. Twenty-five Members representing all vessel types, attended the seminar in our Jersey City office to listen to experts talk on: Limitation of Liability, How to Evaluate Pain and Suffering Damages, Crew Mental Health, Medical Case Management, and Medical Repatriation. Find out more in the latest edition of Bodily Injury News.
This edition of BI News contains articles on thin skulled plaintiffs; support for injured crew; overseas arbitration clauses; requiring the surrender of US Merchant Mariner’s documents as condition of settlement; and, the...
This edition of BI News contains articles on A shipowner’s obligation to those lawfully on board, proof of negligence post Scindia, the role of jury focus groups, negotiating damages through BI mediation and managing the cost of maritime healthcare in the US.
This edition of BI News contains articles on recent legal decisions concerning longshore workers (page 3 and page 8); heavy weather incidents (page 5); medical consolidation (page 9) and troubling news for cruise line operators with the groundbreaking Franza ruling - page 10.
In this edition Good investigative practice, obstruction of justice, Post-accident arbitration agreements,Removing the wreck of the Costa Concordia and Adverse jury verdicts
This summer 2014 edition of BI News covers injuries caused by  lifeboat drills, traumatic brain injuries, strategies for dealing with long-term illness claims, PTSD and hidden surprises in towage contracts. Don't forget to...

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