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9May, 2022

Iowa’s Certificate of Merit Statute Has Teeth

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum, Litigation Tips, Medical Malpractice, Midwest Medical Legal Advisor|Tags: , |0 Comments

In 2017, Iowa enacted a statute that aimed to dismiss meritless medical malpractice actions early in the case.  The statute, Iowa Code § 147.140, requires that a plaintiff provide a certificate of merit signed by an expert within 60 days of the defendants’ answer.  The certificate must address the standard [...]

4May, 2022

Five Do’s and Don’ts of Deposition Preparation

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum, Litigation Tips, Medical Malpractice, Midwest Medical Legal Advisor|Tags: , |0 Comments

Giving a deposition is a form of communication that is usually completely foreign to health care providers.  The surgeon who is in complete control of her operating suite may find herself utterly lost in a conference room surrounded by attorneys.  Some physicians become old hands at giving depositions, but for [...]

25Apr, 2022

Nebraska Supreme Court Puts the Brakes on the Continuous Treatment Doctrine

By |April 25th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

The statute of limitations is a frequent defense in medical malpractice cases. Patients are often reluctant to sue a physician with whom they have an ongoing relationship. This has led to many cases being filed after the statute of limitations has expired. In the past, patients have relied upon the [...]

21Apr, 2022

Whose Opinions Can You Share to Establish the Standard of Care

By |April 21st, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

In any medical malpractice case where a plaintiff claims your physician-client violated the applicable standard of care, one of the defense attorney’s first tasks is—or should be—to identify an expert to defend your client’s treatment.  At first glance, this task seems straightforward.  After all, the simple goal is to identify [...]

16Feb, 2022

Is the Legislature Dictating the Standard of Care for Opioid Prescribing?

By |February 16th, 2022|Categories: LDM MedMal Forum|0 Comments

Opioid abuse has grown into a crisis that has occupied the headlines in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, [...]

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