A Hospital Mistake . . . .
“After my husband checked into a hospital
ER with a blood clot in his leg, the nurse
failed to give him prescribed blood thinners
before a scheduled procedure. He died the
next morning of a pulmonary embolus.
I feel my path led me to CMG’s office and
Tyler Goldberg-Hoss. Not only is Tyler
personable, but he went above and beyond
to ensure the process was not a burden
to me and to achieve the final result. The
settlement will take care of my daughter’s
needs for the rest of her life.”
Tyler Goldberg -Hoss
Partner Medical Malpractice. It’s All We Do.
155 NE 100th St., Ste. 400, Seattle, WA 98125
they traipsing the stuff all over my office
whether I want them to or not?
I found and ordered a classic mechanical date-stamper. It is handmade, probably by Santa’s elves in
North Pole ice caves. In this age of
computer games and virtual reality, the elves build office machines for
lack of work making wood and metal
toys. The new stamper is made of steel
and has heft. It was not made by a 3D
printer. It has no antimicrobial in the
handle. Beware — when you drop off a
pleading at my office, the “bugs” might
get you! My new machine has cogwheels and pinions that rotate a stamp
that impresses a red date and the blue
word RECEIVED onto the front page of
your pleadings, just like the old one. It
feels antique. I feel antique.
I bought a date-stamper with a 10-
year life cycle. When this device runs
out of time it will be the year 2025. I
assume by then that there truly will be
no papers to stamp or shuffle. By then
there may be no more date-stamping
machines built or sold. Or ice caves at
the North Pole. Or North Pole elves.
They may be obsolete. So might I. And
you. And so, too, the practice of law. NWL
(1985–88), Steven A. Reisler
earned his J. D. from Georgetown University Law Center and
practices in Seattle. He can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. For those who have never seen a “
paperweight,” it was a heavy device, made of
metal, stone or glass, whose sole purpose was to keep the stacks of papers on
your desk from being swept away by the
wind blowing through the window. What
do I mean by “wind blowing through the
window?” How can wind blow through
a sealed window in a climate-controlled
office? But the tale of openable windows
and fresh air versus HVACs is a story for