Coulter Boeschen is an attorney and legal author practicing
in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in complex legal research and
writing, as well as publishing legal material that explains the law to
attorneys and the general public. He has contributed more than two dozen
chapters to a wide array of legal treatises and practice guides, a number of
which are cited as secondary sources in official California jury instructions.
He provides expert legal commentary for LexisNexis on California’s Unfair
Competition Law and continuously revises and updates several flagship Matthew
Bender/Lexis legal publications, such as the New Appleman Insurance Practice
Guide. At last count, he had written close to eighty articles aimed at
explaining the law to non-attorneys. Coulter received his law degree from the
University of Michigan Law School in 2003. He can be reached at boeschen “at” gmail.com for legal work and
When he isn’t practicing law or writing about it, Coulter
enjoys exploring the Bay Area and beyond with his wife and son.
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Articles By Coulter Boeschen
Kaiser patients cannot usually sue for medical negligence. Instead, they must go through binding arbitration.
When the hospital in question is run by the federal government - like a VA hospital - the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) may come into play.
In some cases, the hospital may be held liable for injuries to a patient in a medical malpractice case.
Patients who receive sub-standard chiropractic treatment -- spinal manipulation, neck & back "adjustments", etc. -- that causes injury may be able to file a lawsuit.
Hysterectomy is a fairly common procedure, but it's not without risk. In some cases, the medical provider could be liable if things go wrong.
C.diff is a type of hospital acquired infection that can lead to legal claims against the medical provider.
If a patient dies as a result of negligent medical treatment, can the doctor be sued? Who can initiate the lawsuit?
Knee surgery carries with it numerous risks and potential for long-term complications. In some cases - where problems should have been prevented - the patient may have a valid malpractice claim.
Learn about the types of errors in procedure - or judgement - that can lead to a lawsuit against the doctor by spinal fusion patients.
A physical therapist may or may not have an M.D., but they are typically held to a high medical standard of care, and can be sued for medical malpractice.