Articles by Michael Talve, CEO

Carpenter Injured by Crane in Hotel Construction Accident

This case involves the owner of a hotel who hired a general contractor for a construction project. The general contractor employed a carpenter who worked on the project. The owner of the hotel also hired a subcontractor who employed a…

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Slip and Fall on Ship Deck Results in Paralysis

This case involves a cook that was working aboard a ship. The ship was in the waters near the Gulf of Mexico. As the cook was walking across the deck of the ship, he slipped and fell, hitting his spine…

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Politician and Son Tragically Die in Plane Crash

This case involves a well-known politician who was on a flight to test out aerial photography technology with his son. The politician’s son was flying the plane. During the flight, the politician’s son reported problems with the plane’s altitude indicator.…

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Delayed C-Section Leads to Infant Fatality

This case involves a thirty-five-year-old pregnant female who presented to the labor and delivery unit of a hospital complaining of premature contractions. Upon admission, the fetal heart rate monitor showed a heart rate of 160. Approximately one hour later, the…

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Fatal Arrhythmia Causes Sudden Cardiac Death

This case involves a seventy-four-year-old male, with a history significant for BPH, that presented to the emergency room after a syncopal episode. The patient also complained of upper back pain that was thought to be associated with rigorous physical activity…

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Radiologist Misses Fatal Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This case involves a forty-nine-year-old male patient admitted to the hospital for severe abdominal pain. A CT-abdomen done at this admission showed a poorly defined mass on the medial portion of the right hepatic lobe. The CT with contrast revealed…

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Missed Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer

This case involves a fifty-seven-year-old male, with no significant medical history. He was referred from his primary care provider to the emergency department for evaluation of severe headaches, fever, chills, abdominal pain, and significant weight loss. A year earlier, when…

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Documents Given to Legal Nurse Consultant are Discoverable in Medical Malpractice Cases

This case involves a woman who brought a medical malpractice case against a hospital because of the death of her daughter. A registered nurse was employed by the hospital to investigate claims that would probably result in litigation. The nurse…

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Passenger Sues Airline for Sexual Assault During Flight

This case involves a passenger on an international flight who fell asleep during the flight. The cabin of the plane got dark while the passenger was sleeping because it was a night flight. After several hours, the passenger woke up…

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House Guest Slips and Falls on Stairs

This case involves a guest in a house who slipped and fell while going down a stairway. The guest was staying at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. The daughter and son-in-law had rented the house from a landlord.…

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