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Mar112019

The family of Tennessee resident Chesta Shoemaker has filed a lawsuit against Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Shoemaker was under the care of general surgeon Dr. Gretchen Edwards for a kidney infection when she died of a punctured carotid artery….

Mar62019

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports continued growth in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic procedures have long included rhinoplasty, face-lifts, scar revision, liposuction, abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. One of the fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. is the…

Feb222019

In Lockhart v. Bloom, et al., Connie Lockhart sued ER physician Dr. Glenn Bloom and critical care physician Dr. Sachin Lavania for negligence following her treatment at Northside Hospital-Cherokee’s ER in Canton, Georgia. Lockhart was admitted to the hospital…

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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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