Books:

  • “Consent and Confidentiality in EMS: Mistakes that You Shouldn’t Make”; “Don’t be Guilty of Showing Negligence”; Don’t Confuse Roles in the EMS,” In Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors, First Edition, edited by Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, Corey M. Slovis, MD, Ray Fowler, MD, Paul Pepe, MD, Amal Mattu, MD, and Lisa Marcucci, MD, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2013)
  • “Legal Considerations in Pre-Hospital Care.” In Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Vol. No. 4. Edited by Col. Matthew M. Rice, M.D., Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company (1993)
  • “Legal Aspects of the Care and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient.” In Critical Care Nursing: Body-Mind-Spirit, 3d Edition. Edited by Camellia Kenner, Cathie Guzzetta and Barbara Dossey. Boston: Little Brown and Company (1992)
  • “Legal Aspects of the Care and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient.” In Critical Care Nursing: Body-Mind-Spirit, 2d Edition. Edited by Cornelia Kenner, Cathie Guzzetta and Barbara Dossey. Boston: Little Brown and Company (1985)
  • “Synopsis of Legal Considerations in Pre-Hospital Care.” In Emergency Medical Care: A Manual for the Paramedic in the Field. Edited by Leo Schwartz. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Transportation (1983)
  • “Representing the Seller in a Products Liability Context.” In 1980 SMU Products Liability Institute. Edited by Vincent S. Walkowiak. New York: Matthew Bender & Co. (1980

Articles:

  • “Legal Guide to Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine for Texas EMS Providers” (April 2015)
  • “Legal Considerations for Texas Emergency Medical Service Providers,” University of Texas Southwestern School of Allied Health Professionals (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2021)
  • “Judicial Nullification of the Right to Trial by Jury by ‘Evolving’ Standards of Appellate Review,” 60 Baylor Law Review 339-489 (2008)
  • “Current Issues and Controversies in Texas Products Liability Litigation,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (2002), Dallas and San Antonio, Texas (July 2002), Houston (August 2002), South Padre Island and Houston (October 2002)
  • “Damages in Survival, Wrongful Death and Bystander Claims,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Thirteenth Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, San Antonio, Texas (July 18, 1997) and Dallas, Texas (July 25, 1997)
  • “Finding the Twelve Without Divine Intervention,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the Ninth Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas, Houston, Texas (February 14, 1997) and Dallas, Texas (March 7, 1997)
  • “Practical Perspectives on Cross Examination of the Expert Witness,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the Eighth Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas (September 15, 1995)
  • “To Live and Die in Arizona,” Annals of Emergency Medicine, ed. Vol. 22, No. 11 (November 1993)
  • “Litigation of Wrongful Death and Survival Claims in Texas,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the Fifth Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas (September 11, 1992)
  • “Delta 191: The Dallas Experience,” Emergency Medical Services (July 1992)
  • “The Practical Use of a Pathologist as an Expert Witness,” Voice for the Defense. Part I (Spring 1992) and Part II (July 1992)
  • “Constructive Fraud and Non-Negligent Misrepresentation,” published by the Southern Methodist University School of Law for the Business Torts and Litigation Institute Seminar, Dallas, Texas (October 1990)
  • “Issues of Patient Consent and Liability for Unauthorized Treatment,” Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine (July – September 1990)
  • “Current Controversies in Pre-Hospital Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill Patient, “Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine” (January – March 1990)
  • “Litigation of Death and Dying in Texas; Survival, Wrongful Death, and Related Claims,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the First Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas (September 30, 1988)
  • “Litigation of Death and Dying in Texas: Survival, Wrongful Death, and Related Claims,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Institute Series on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Dallas, Texas (September 1987) and Houston, Texas (October 1987)
  • “Practical Use of the Pathologist as an Expert Witness,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Performance Enhancement Course on The Use of Experts in Litigation, Houston, Texas (October 16, 1987)
  • “Demonstrative Evidence and Audio-Visual Aids for the Advanced Litigator,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the State Bar Performance Enhancement Program (May 1987)
  • “Patient Consent and the Law; Part 2: Special Problems,” Journal of Emergency Medical Services. Vol. 6, p. 39 (January 1981)
  • “Patient Consent and the Law; Part 1: General Principles,” Journal of Emergency Medical Services. Vol. 5, p. 33 (December 1980)
  • “The Physician’s Advocate: Experts Answer Your Questions – Record Access?” Legal Aspects of Medical Practice. Vol. 7, p. 21 (May 1979)
  • “Law, Psychotherapy and the Duty to Warn: A Tragic Trilogy?” Baylor Law Review. Vol. 27, p. 677 (Fall 1975)
  • “Juvenile Due Process Texas Style: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Resweetened,” Baylor Law Review. Vol. 24, p. 71 (Winter 1971)
  • “Removing Another Set of Judicial Blinders: The Case for Increased Information to the Criminal Jury in Sentence Deliberations,” Baylor Law Review. Vol. 22, p. 544 (Fall 1970)

Appearances:

  • Interviewed by John King for “Anderson Cooper 360” on segment concerning the pending nomination of then Justice Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Produced by CNN, Atlanta, Georgia. (Originally broadcast May 24, 2005)
  • Appeared in the educational television series, Rural Emergency Education Network Telecommunications, segment entitled “Ethics, The Law, and Emergency Care.” (Originally broadcast on April 24, 1995)
  • Interviewed by Mike Wallace for television series, 60 Minutes, for segment entitled “Billfold Biopsies,” as part of an investigative report on patient transfers and indigent health care in the United States. Produced by CBS News, New York, New York. (Originally broadcast on March 17, 1985)
  • Appeared in the educational television series, Emergency Medical Update, produced monthly by Lockert-Jackson Associates, Post Office Box 11380, Winslow, Washington. (1980 – 1985)

Presentations:

International:

  • Guest Lecturer, “Legalities in Medicine” for the Virtual Shadowing Program, sponsored in part by the American College of Emergency Medicine, Via Virtual Meeting (February 9, 2021)

National:

  • “Legal Considerations of Opioid Toxicity for the Toxicologist and the Clinician,” presented to the American College of Medical Toxicology 2018 Seminar in Forensic Toxicology in Dallas, Texas (2018)
  • “Legal Considerations for Emergency Care Professionals” and “Rescue-Me: Medical-Legal Case Studies for Scene Survival and Personal Safety,” UHS Emergency & Trauma Services, Binghamton, New York (April 18, 2015)
  • “Law Versus the Ethical Imperative: When They Are Not the Same,” “Case Histories in EMS Ethics,” and “Drugs, Guns, and Public Policy,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Winter Meeting, Naples, Florida (January 7 – 8, 1994)
  • “Medical Legal Case Studies,” and “Trends in EMS Liability,” presented to the Twelfth Annual Seminar on Pre-Hospital Medicine, Bellingham, Washington (September 11 – 12, 1993)
  • “EMS Litigation – A Retrospective,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Ninth Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 10 – 13, 1993)
  • “Legal Risks in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care,” “Current Controversies in Pre-Hospital Resuscitation,” and “The Legal Aspects of EMS,” presented to the Emergency Medical Services Association, Fifteenth Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (November 7 – 9, 1991)
  • “Medical/Legal Issues Facing EMS Today – A View From the Bar and Bench,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Seventh Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (June 13 – 16, 1991)
  • “Current Controversies in Pre-Hospital Emergency Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill Patient,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, San Francisco, California (September 17, 1990)
  • “Pre-Hospital and Emergency Department Issues During Cardiac Arrest,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Sixth Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas (June 14 – 17, 1990)
  • “Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicine,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Fifth Annual Conference, San Francisco, California (June 1 – 4, 1989)
  • “Current Controversies in Pre-Hospital Emergency Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill Patient,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Washington, D.C. (September 14, 1989)
  • “Issues of Patient Consent and Liability for Unauthorized Treatment,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, New Orleans, Louisiana (September 26, 1988)
  • “Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, New Orleans, Louisiana (September 26, 1988)
  • “Are you Breaking the Law?” delivered at the Gulf Coast EMS Education Conference 1987, Mobile, Alabama (December 4, 1987)
  • “Medical/Legal Issues: Case Studies,” delivered at the Sixth Annual Seminar on Pre-Hospital Medicine, Bellingham, Washington (October 18, 1987)
  • “Medical/Legal Aspects of Emergency Resuscitation,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Seattle, Washington (June 7 – 9, 1987)
  • “The Student’s Legal Rights”; “Weathering the Insurance Crisis” and “Legal and Ethical Implications of Resuscitation,” delivered at the EMS Today – East ‘87 Seminar, Anaheim, California (February 24 – 25, 1987)
  • “The Student’s Legal Rights”; “Weathering the Insurance Crisis” and “Legal and Ethical Implications of Resuscitation,” delivered at the EMS Today Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (October 23 – 24, 1986)
  • “Resuscitation in the Pre-Hospital Setting,” presented to the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, San Diego, California (August 17, 1986)
  • “Handling On-the-Scene Medical Intervener: Avoiding Confrontation and Understanding Risks,” delivered at the EMS Today ‘84 Seminar, San Diego, California (October 31, 1984 – November 2, 1984)
  • “Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS: Ignorance is Not Bliss,” delivered at the Third National Rural EMS Seminar, Little Rock, Arkansas (June 1981)
  • “Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS” presented to the Colorado State Association of Fire Chiefs, Littleton, Colorado (June 1981)
  • “Liability and Patient Consent,” presented to the National Conference on Legal Aspects of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Orlando, Florida (May 1981)
  • “Emergency Legal Care,” presented to the Montgomery County Fire-Rescue Services, Rockvi1le, Maryland (March 1981)
  • “Emergency Medicine, Patient Management and the Law,” delivered at the Florida Hospital Emergency Medical Seminar, Orlando, Florida (November 5, 1980)
  • “Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS,” presented to the IAAF and the ACT Foundation, Seminar Series, “Born of Necessity,” Washington, D.C. (October 1 – 3), Nashville, Tennessee (October 20 – 22) and Salt Lake City Utah (November 5 – 7, 1980)
  • “Liability Aspects of Airport Medical Emergencies,” presented to the American Association of Airport Executives, Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas (June 1980)
  • “Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services,” delivered at the Second World Conference on Pre-Hospital Care, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 1979)
  • “Using Local Legal Counsel on an ‘On Call’ Basis for Dealing with Emergency Field Problems and Other Matters,” delivered at the National Health, Education and Welfare – EMS Symposium and Workshop, Anaheim, California (July 1979)

Regional:

  • “Current Medicolegal Issues in EMS,” Texas State Fire Chiefs’ Association, San Marcos, Texas, Via Virtual Meeting (October 27, 2020)
  • “Legal Guide to Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine for Texas EMS Providers,” NCTTRAC Symposium, Grand Prairie, Texas (April 24, 2015)
  • “Rescue Me: A Texas Fire Officer’s Guide to Legal Issues in Fire and EMS Operations and Administration,” Flower Mound EMS (January 19, 2015)
  • “Legal Issues in Air Medical Transport,” presented to the Air Medical Physician Association, Annual Convention at the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Convention Center, Ft. Worth, Texas (October 30, 1996)
  • “Medical/Legal Aspects of Tactical Operations,” delivered at the Tactical Medic School, DFW Airport, Department of Public Safety, Ft. Worth, Texas (April 23, 1996)
  • “Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues” and “Contemporary Legal Issues in EMS,” delivered at the Thirteenth Annual EMS Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (July 22 – 24, 1993)
  • “Ninth Annual New York State Emergency Medical Services Vital Signs ‘92,” delivered at Albany, New York (November 14, 1992)
  • “Current Medical/Legal Issues in Trauma,” “Current Controversies in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care,” and “Trauma Trends ‘92,” delivered at St. Joseph, Missouri (October 9, 1992)
  • “Legal Aspects of EMS,” delivered at the Rocky Mount Community Hospital, Rocky Mount, North Carolina (September 20, 1991)
  • “Senior Panelist for Whistler Mountain Pre-Hospital Care Symposium,” presented to the British Columbia Ambulance Service, delivered at Whistler, British Columbia (April 16, 1991)
  • “Ninth Annual Seminar on Pre-Hospital Medicine,” delivered at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (October 13 – 14, 1990)
  • “Current Controversies in Pre-Hospital Care,” for the George Washington School of Medicine, delivered at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. (March 16, 1991)
  • “EMS: Back to the Basics,” Symposium on Emergency Medical Care, delivered at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas (February 16, 1991)
  • “Seventh Annual New York State Emergency Medical Services Vital Signs ‘90,” delivered at Albany, New York (November 11, 1990)
  • “Be Prepared – It’s the 90’s,” delivered at the Fourth Annual Memorial Hospital EMS Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 27, 1990)
  • “Disaster ‘89: Learning from the Big Ones,” presented to the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco, Third Annual Emergency Medical Services Conference, San Francisco, California (May 1, 1990)
  • “Pre-Hospital Resuscitation,” presented to the EMS Association, “Teamwork ‘87” Seminar of the Florida, Pensacola, Florida (April 3, 1987)
  • “Resuscitation in the Pre-Hospital Setting: Should We Resuscitate Everyone?” delivered at the Gulf Coast Educational Conference, Mobile, Alabama (December 5, 1986)
  • “EMTs on Trial–A Case of Abandonment,” delivered at the Gulf Coast Emergency Medical Symposium, Mock Trial 183, Mobile, Alabama (December 2 – 3, 1983)
  • “Medicolegal Aspects of Pre-Hospital Care,” delivered at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Alabama (December 1, 1983)
  • “Legal Aspects of Immediate Care of the Sick and Injured,” presented to the Washington State Medical Association, Harborview Medical Trauma Center and the Seattle Fire Department, University of Washington School of Medicine (September 15 – 16, 1983)
  • “Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services,” presented to the Western Ohio Emergency Medical Services Council, Dayton, Ohio (March 25, 1983)
  • “Legal Aspects of Emergency Department Care,” presented to the North Alabama Emergency Medical Services Agency, Southern Regional Conference on Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Huntsville, Alabama (May 1981)
  • “Practical Considerations of State Legislation for Emergency Medical Services,” presented to the United States Department of Health, Regional Conference, Education and Welfare, Charleston, West Virginia (October 1978)

State and Local Presentations Available on Request