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educator , Lawyer , physician

Lawrence Vaeth Hastings, American lawyer, physician, educator. Achievements include first to institute jury verdict lawsuit of Green versus American Tobacco in 1960 resulting in 1964 Surgeon General's report that cigarettes are hazardous to health.

Background

Hastings, Lawrence Vaeth was born on November 23, 1919 in Flushing, New York, United States.

Education

Student, Columbia University, 1939-1940; student Law School, Columbia University, 1949-1950; student, University Michigan Engineering School, 1942-1943; student, Washington University, 1943-1944; student, University Vermont, 1943; Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1948; Juris Doctor, U. Miami, 1953.

Career

Intern United States Marine Hospital, Staten Island, New York, 1948-1949. Assistant surgeon, senior assistant surgeon United States Public Health Service, 1949-1952. Assistant resident surgery Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, 1951.

Medical legal consultant, trial attorney Miami, Florida, 1953—2004. Partner Lawrence V. Hastings, P.A. Assistant professor medicine University Miami, 1964-1970, lecturer law, 1966.

Past adjunct professor St. Thomas University Law School, Miami, Florida.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to institute jury verdict lawsuit of Green versus American Tobacco in 1960 resulting in 1964 Surgeon General's report that cigarettes are hazardous to health.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Board directors Miami Heart Institute. Past trustee Barry University, Miami. Trustee Florida International University, 1979-1982.

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Fellow Academy Florida Trial Lawyers, American College Legal Medicine, Law-Science Academy Foundation American. Member American Bar Association, American Medical Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Florida Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, American Academy Forensic Sciences, Florida Medical Association, Dade County Medical Association, Florida Bar (vice chairman medical legal committee 1957, vice chairman trial tactics committee 1963-1965, chairman steering committee trial tactics and basic anatomy seminars), Pittsburgh Institute Legal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, Pithotomy Club, Association Military Surgeons, University Miami Law Alumni Association (president 1967), Academy Psychosomatic Medicine, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (Rancho Santa Fe, California), Surf Club (board governors since 1976, chairman board 1980-1982, president 1978-1980), Committee of 100, Indian Creek Country Club, Miami Beach Club, Metropolitan Club, Princeton Club (New York City), Alpha Delta Phi, Phit Eta Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta.

Connections

Married Doris Lorraine Erickson, December 11, 1971.

spouse:
Doris Lorraine Erickson