Mr. Kaplan is a partner at Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP, specializing in medical malpractice defense and healthcare litigation.
Was this prolapse properly managed?
In a case with multiple defendants, coordinating defenses should be the primary objective for trial.
If a patient is noncompliant, can the ob/gyn be at fault?
When a plaintiff brings forth a specious claim, constant pressure from the defense is key.
The importance of intervention: When was this baby in trouble?
In this case, the question of fetal well-being as demonstrated on the FHR tracing is significant.
Was this bowel perforation the result of negligence?
Informed consent and surgical route are the main focuses of this case.
Did reliance on technology contribute to fetal demise?
A pregnant patient in recovery from a cerclage was given oxytocin because of preset electronic orders.
Did vaginal hysterectomy result in iatrogenic injuries?
A family history of uterine cancer prompted the patient to seek a hysterectomy.
Did traumatic vacuum extraction cause this infant’s delays?
Plaintiff alleged that excessive force from implementing the vacuum resulted in intracranial hemorrhage and subdural hematoma.
Were this infant’s delays secondary to misapplication of a vacuum extractor?
The plaintiff alleged that the infant’s injuries were caused by traumatic damage during delivery; specifically, from the vacuum extractor. The plaintiff’s argument was that when the vacuum extractor pulled on the infant’s head it caused damage, evidenced by the intraventricular bleed.
Legally Speaking: Patient refuses cerclage, medication; delivers early
Despite counseling, a patient is reluctant to follow her MFM specialist's advice.
How was this ureter damaged?
During laparoscopic hysterectomy, injury to adjacent organs is a known complication. But the inability to explain the mechanism of surgery and the complications that occur postoperatively often make risks difficult to defend in court.
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