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Jul132019

Spine surgeons treat problems of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. Given the critically sensitive anatomy of the spine, spinal cord, and nerve roots, when sports or work-related injuries occur, they may require complex surgery. In How Can…

Jul72019

On July 1, 2019, a Baltimore jury awarded Erica Byrom and her daughter, Zubida, $229.6M which is the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in the U.S. While state laws cap malpractice verdicts, plaintiff’s attorney, Mary Koch, reports that…

Jul22019

Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. These medical professionals perform tests and procedures such as heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker. Cardiologists complete training in internal medicine before undertaking a fellowship in cardiology….

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Traditional surgery involves the exposure of abdominal and pelvic organs through a single large incision. This approach, known as open laparotomy, affords a wide-open view of abdominal contents. Open laparotomy is still performed in certain situations and was the…

Every attorney wants a “strong” case, but strength is a term that is difficult to quantify since it has several subjective variables.  All attorneys agree that the elements of negligence are the most important factors in determining global strength…

Attorneys often struggle when analyzing a claimant whose issues span multiple medical and surgical specialties.  For example, say that a 65-year-old woman fractured her hip, and then developed a stroke, renal failure, and pressure ulcers during her hospitalization.  She…

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