When there is a question of brain damage or other forms of neuropathology in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits, a neuropsychologist is frequently called in with a neuropsychology evaluation as a legal medical expert witness.
- Sunday, November 25, 2012
Given the pervasiveness of misinformation about the dangers of radiation in X-ray, CT scanners and fluoroscopy medical devices in mass media, medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits based on cancer fears are common but fail when challenged by
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Federal judges have attributed fault for untimely communication between radiologists and their medical colleagues in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits. In the event of litigation radiologists may be liable based on notes that another has
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Medical litigation in spine surgery involves breach of standard of care, negligence, and causation. Attorneys on both sides of medico-legal cases should understand what realistic expectations are after spinal surgery in the merits of a medical malpract
Inferior Vena Caval Filters (IVCF) prevent the migration of blood clots from the deep veins of the legs (Deep Venous Thrombosis/DVT) that can get trapped in the blood vessels of the lungs (Pulmonary Embolism/PE). Potential medical-legal areas include l
Drug-drug reactions (DDIs) are a subset of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) which account for 20% of the injuries occurring in hospitals. Vigilance on the part of prescribers and pharmacists, the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), and pat
The best functional capacity exams (FCE's) are based on peer reviewed published science and current supreme and circuit court decisions. This is called a "best practice" or evidence based approach that stand up to legal challenge in a medical malpra
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Lack of awareness regarding pain management and pain neurophysiology is so widespread that it is practically ubiquitous. Physicians can practically ignore chronic pain without fear of sanction in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Gynecologists and OBGYNs will increasingly be faced with claims in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits associated with complications related to synthetic mesh and robotic surgery.
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
The potential for medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits in treating infectious diseases (IDs) include the failure to diagnose, delay in treatment, under-treatment and adverse effects of treatment.
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The risk of medical errors in hospital medicine, and thus medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuits, has to do with the transitions of care between the primary care physician (PCP) and the hospitalist, when vital information necessary for effecti
Critical care experts embrace the benefits of permissive hypercarbia to avoid post operative respiratory arrest. When anesthetists persist in hyperventilating anesthetized patients it can lead to a lethal form of medical malpractice and can result in a
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is an increasing problem as the population ages. Admissions for CHF are the most common diagnosis in the Medicare system and present a heavy public health burden.
Traditional nursing measurements of respiratory rates are ineffective in sleep apnea (SAS) patients. When narcotic analgesics and pain medications are present, the risk of cardiopulmonary arrest is compounded and is a potential cause for medical malpra
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the presence of pulmonary edema in the absence of volume overload or depressed left ventricular function.
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Medication and pharmaceutical shortages can result in serious and potentially fatal dosing errors when alternative medications are used by physicians and hospital employees unfamiliar with the drug. The result is often a medical malpractice or persona
Given the increased use of tele-radiology and the uneven quality of the the radiological interpretation there will be an increase in litigation resulting in malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
Medical-legal issues from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury generally arise from complications during surgery or improper physical therapy. Misdiagnosis of an ACL injury can also lead to medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) discharged from the nursery without a diagnosis will fair poorly. Whether their medical course warrants a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit depends on their follow-up health care.
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Balancing a patient’s opportunity to earn a livelihood against the obligation to avoid negligence in a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit is a dilemma that confronts physicians with a patient who has suffered a disorder of awareness.<