Former President of the American Association of Justice
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"As the reform debate continues, this is a week to remember and highlight the 98,000 patients that the Institute of Medicine determined die each year due to preventable medical errors.
Let's put that figure in perspective: If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified medical errors as a category, it would be the sixth leading cause of death, killing more people annually than auto accidents or guns. This is simply unacceptable...
The focus this week, and as the health reform debate continues, should be on reducing the frequency of medical errors, a real epidemic that is plaguing our health care system.
Health reform is desperately needed..."
"During Patient Safetwy Awareness Week, Remember Injured Patients," Huffingont Post, Mar. 10, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
President, American Association for Justice, 2009-2010
Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, 2006-present
Governor, First Circuit, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1988-1993, 1996-present
Governor, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1987-present
Member, National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Executive Officer, American Association for Justice, 2004-2009
Treasurer, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005-2006
Parliamentarian, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2004-2005
President, Massachusetts Academy of Trail Attorneys, 1993-1994
Founding Partner, Sarrouf, Tarricone & Flemming
Law Clerk, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1977-1978