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Using Biomechanics to Support or Refute a Seat Belt Defense

Whether upholding or challenging a seat belt defense, a biomechanical engineer can help evaluate and demonstrate the validity of such a defense. The seat belt defense is currently allowed in only some states; however, that group has been expanding with…

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Conquering Building Code Confusion- 5 Essential Tips for a Slip, Trip, & Fall Case

Why getting the right Building and Safety Code is important I‘ve found many reports from experts citing code violations that are inaccurate. In my opinion, citing the wrong codes or using the wrong codes in the expert report decreases the…

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Standards of Care and Clinical Decision Rules in Emergency Medicine

As people increasingly rely on hospitals’ Emergency Departments to treat minor injuries, it has become more difficult for Emergency Physicians to identify dangerous and/or life-threatening issues.  Physicians often use clinical decision rules to stratify patients in terms of risk— usually,…

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Medical-Legal Consultation – Advice for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Anticipate opposing counsel’s case. Physicians know that any detail of one case, one patient, or one clinical condition can be viewed from multiple perspectives. By virtue of our education, training and clinical experience, we can perceive the case before us…

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Dental Implants: Negligence and Patient Harm

In the past several years, the use of dental implants as a solution for anything from missing teeth to the replacement of a patient’s entire dentition has become more commonplace. Television advertisements offer ‘teeth-in-a-day’ services, or cheap implants, to replace…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact the Need for Technology Experts?

Like it or not, Autonomous Vehicles are coming – and, they’ll be here before you know it. That is unless cautious legislation and special interests decide to slow their deployment. In fact, many vehicles already on the road incorporate key…

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Life or Limb-Threatening Blood Clots in Surgical Patients

Blood clots in the legs or lungs, also known as deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolus, are life or limb-threatening complications of surgical procedures. These problems, collectively known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) are feared by clinicians. This is because they…

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Most Common Anesthesia Injuries: Insights From Malpractice Insurance Claims

Since the first public demonstration of anesthesia, known as “ether day” took place in Boston on October 16, 1846, many things have changed in the world of anesthesia. New medications have been developed, and technology has become a key part…

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Medical Malpractice Concerns With Electronic Medical Records

Before the days of electronic health records, the review of medical records in medical malpractice cases was only limited by the handwriting of the doctors. But, once that was revealed, standard of care deficiencies were relatively easy to spot and…

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The Forensic Pathologist as an Expert Witness

Forensic Pathology is a sub-specialty of pathology that investigates and certifies death, depending on the jurisdiction. Some states have medical examiner systems in which a forensic pathologist certifies the death. Whereas other states have elected coroners that usually are non-physicians.…

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