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14Nov, 2022

$111 Million Verdict Assessed Against Minnesota Surgical Practice — Could it Happen in Nebraska or Iowa?

By |November 14th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

This past summer saw a Minnesota federal jury deliver what may be the state’s largest medical malpractice verdict to date. Though outside the jurisdictions LDM generally provides services in, this verdict offers an opportunity for defense practitioners to assess whether their clients may be at risk of incurring similar substantial [...]

9Nov, 2022

What to Expect at Mediation

By |November 9th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

If you are involved in litigation, you have likely heard that most medical negligence cases are resolved prior to trial. You may not know the mechanics of how lawsuits reach resolutions. One of the most common methods is mediation. Mediation is a process in which the parties to a lawsuit [...]

4Oct, 2022

Can a Nurse Be Sued for Following a Physician’s Order?

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

Consider a scenario whereby an attending physician gives orders to a nursing staff to monitor a patient and report to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition.  Despite the nursing staff’s constant monitoring, quick reporting to the attending physician, and implementation of further physician-guided treatment, the patient takes a [...]

3Oct, 2022

How Private is Your Cell Phone Usage Once a Malpractice Case is Filed?

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

According to recent studies, most physicians and other health care providers (HCPs) use smartphones at work for a variety of purposes.  These include accessing electronic health records, communicating with patients and other HCPs, managing their schedules, viewing live monitoring data from remote locations, and consulting with apps downloaded to provide [...]

19Sep, 2022

When Does the Clock Start? Bogue v. Gillis Clarifies the Continuous Treatment Doctrine in Nebraska

By |September 19th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

Understanding the statute of limitations for any case is an essential first step.  However, determining whether a claim was timely filed is not always clear in medical malpractice cases.  This is especially true when the patient continues receiving treatment after the alleged negligence. Under the Nebraska Hospital-Medical Liability Act, a [...]

26Aug, 2022

Document, Document, Document — Accurately!

By |August 26th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

In defending medical malpractice cases, we are often faced with issues pertaining to the accuracy of the medical records.  It was originally thought that Electronic Medical Records (EMR) would provide a completely accurate contemporaneous record of what occurred in the medical care.  Unfortunately, EMR is only as good as the [...]

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