Malpractice

New malpractice risks brought on by the pandemic

August 12, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

COVID-19 has brought on plenty of change to all aspects of life, and obstetrics and gynecology is not excluded.

Shoulder dystocia: The unpredictable nightmare

July 09, 2020

ByJames M. Shwayder, MD, JD

This case involves induction of labor for a suspected large for gestational age (LGA) baby in a mother with a normal antepartum course.

Did delay in bladder repair cause urologic issues?

July 08, 2020

ByAndrew I Kaplan, Esq

Allegations in this complex case include negligence in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy and delaying treatment of bladder injury.

Physician-patient relationship: Malpractice?

June 26, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

A new article on Medical Economics tackles a recently decided case in Minnesota that examined the doctor-patient relationship with a fine-toothed comb.

Legally Speaking: Did contraindicated hysterectomy lead to HIT and limb loss?

June 11, 2020

ByAndrew I Kaplan, Esq

The patient had a history of fibroid uterus and dilated pelvic vessels in the left adnexal region, obscuring the left ovary. On April 2, 2014, the patient was seen as a gyn outpatient at the clinic by Defendant OB. The patient complained it caused her urinary tract irritative symptoms and back pain. An MRI was ordered for evaluation. A 9.9cm exophytic fibroid arising from the posterior uterine body with focal cystic degeneration was seen.

Legally Speaking: Unrecognized bowel injury during surgery: How important are your attorney and the expert witnesses?

May 14, 2020

ByJames M. Shwayder, MD, JD

The outcome in this case underscores the importance of excellent legal representation and scrupulous expert witness selection.

Did delay in bladder repair cause urologic issues?

April 07, 2020

ByAndrew I. Kaplan, Esq

Allegations in this complex case include negligence in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy and delaying treatment of bladder injury.

Was this prolapse properly managed?

February 11, 2020

ByAndrew I. Kaplan, Esq

In a case with multiple defendants, coordinating defenses should be the primary objective for trial.

Disrupted delivery plan leaves OB in difficult situation

January 16, 2020

ByJames M. Shwayder, MD, JD

Did this community physician act accordingly after the patient was diagnosed with MAP?

Did delay in assessing decreased fetal movement result in brain injury?

December 12, 2019

ByAndrew I Kaplan, Esq

This month's web-exclusive Legally Speaking article examines a case where conflicting expert testimony and a sympathetic mother made for a difficult decision.