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Jan132020

A top-notch expert witness is invaluable in a lawsuit. However, if the physician or surgeon has little experience as an expert witness, attorneys may face several challenges in working with them, which could adversely affect the case. Good communication…

Jan102020

What is the role of a urology expert witness? Urologists are M.D.s who complete a five-year postgraduate residency in urology. After passing their board examination, they are certified by the American Board of Urology. Urology expert witnesses provide informed…

Jan62020

The potential dangers of power morcellation have been studied for years, yet the procedure continues to be used. Morcellation is a surgical technique to reduce the size of the uterus or myomas (“fibroids” or “leiomyomas”) by cutting tissue into…

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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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