Andrew I Kaplan, Esq.

Mr. Kaplan is a partner at Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP, specializing in medical malpractice defense and healthcare litigation.

Articles

Malpractice alert: Could this fistula have been avoided?

August 01, 2009

When the plaintiff claimed a botched episiotomy caused her rectovaginal fistula, expert witnesses testified that the complication may have occurred in part because she ignored the ob/gyn's advice. So why was the case settled?

Legally Speaking: Encountering a Bandl's ring

February 01, 2009

When the obstetrician encountered a tight lower uterine segment band around the fetal neck, the complicated delivery that followed eventually led to the baby's demise. Why did the defense settle?

Legally Speaking: Was this myomectomy botched?

December 01, 2008

After the patient's third myomectomy, she sued, claiming the third surgery should have been an hysterectomy, but the physican successfully defended his actions in court.

Legally Speaking: Why was this cesarean delivery delayed?

February 01, 2008

Given the increased risks inherent during VBAC, ob/gyns must take great care to ensure that all of the caregivers involved in the trial of labor are on the same page.

Legally Speaking: Who was to blame for this perirectal abscess?

February 01, 2007

Lawsuits are often premised upon how soon after a patient's treatment her injuries occur. With the support of contemporaneous documentatilon, and a dose of logic and credible science, the flimsy structure upon which many of those claims are based often crumbles.