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Jan112019

Spine surgery is technically difficult and requires a high level of surgical skill. Surgeons are trained to be especially cautious when operating around the spine. There is a generally accepted standard of care that applies to all medical staff involved in…

Jan72019

More than thirty-five medical malpractice cases against Dr. Gerard Stanley and Sculpt Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery will be heard in Douglas County District Court, Omaha, Nebraska. Plaintiffs are charging him with medical malpractice alleging physical and emotional injuries which include…

Dec292018

When hospital negligence occurs, the medical results can be catastrophic. A hospital’s executive leadership team is ultimately responsible for implementing the policies and procedures that keep patients safe. In the case of U.S. Army veteran George “Mike” Egan, medical…

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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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