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Complications of Kidney Stone Surgery and Medical Legal Liability

Every year nearly 1% of adult Americans develop a kidney stone for the first time; nearly 10% will develop one in their lifetime. Although most patients can spontaneously expel a kidney stone, nearly 10-20% ultimately need some type of operative…

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The Doctrine of an Innkeeper’s Liability: Is the Franchisor of a Hotel Liable for the Negligence of its Franchisee?

Both a long-respected legal doctrine and a core principal of the hospitality industry, the top priority of hotel owners and operators is to protect the safety of their guests. Equally, owners and operators are usually deemed culpable for negligent behavior.…

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Wrong Level Spine Surgery: Causes and Standards of Care

As a spine surgeon, one of my greatest fears, and I know this is true for all spine surgeons, is to operate at the wrong level. For example, if a patient had a herniated disc between the L5 and S1…

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Essential Qualities in Your Orthopaedic Expert

The majority of medical legal cases involving bodily injury require the expertise of an Orthopaedic Surgeon.  Most accidents and industrial injuries involve the musculoskeletal system— including bone fractures, ligament injuries, or soft tissue injuries involving the extremities or spine.  With…

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Sepsis: Controversies and Risks

As the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the…

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Medico-Legal Implications of Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, and Glucocorticoid Therapy

Diabetes Mellitus is an extremely common disorder.  The incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2) has exploded in parallel with the rising incidence of obesity: so much so that the colloquial name Diabesity has come to designate the combination of…

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Human Health Risk Science and the Law

Both scientists and attorneys participate in the protection of public health.  Toxicologists and epidemiologists study the effects of human exposure to chemicals, and analyze health risk by various methods.  Lawyers rely on such information in making legal arguments for both…

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Temporary Traffic Control: Codes, Standards, and Litigation

News anchors frequently refer to a section of barrier as a barricade, and vice versa.  Most people don’t know the difference between the two— however, temporary and permanent traffic control could not be more different. Permanent traffic control includes everything…

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How the Medical Laboratory Expert Witness Can Supercharge Medical Malpractice Cases

Introduction & Philosophy All of the legal cases for which I have served as an expert witness involved either medical malpractice/negligence issues involving infectious diseases, or discrimination in the workplace against individuals testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  Several…

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Placental Evaluation in Perinatal Malpractice Cases

In recent years, there have been considerable research advances regarding perinatal management, and the ability to explain prenatal as well as short and long-term post-natal adverse outcomes, by using placental pathology examination.  However, the value of this resource is still…

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