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Negligent Spinal Surgery Leads to Paralysis and Hospital Liability

MLMIC’s most recent Case Review (Winter 2016) contains a perspective on a case with both a catastrophic outcome and serious legal and risk management deficits. The case study – involving paralysis from spinal surgery – highlights not only clear and continuous lack of communication between a variety of providers but also several failures of documentation.

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Inexperience and Incomplete Disclosure Contribute to Physician Liability in Recent Claim

Our Winter 2016 Case Review includes a case study about a claim filed against a urologist who performed a robotically-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). It not only calls into question the training and experience of the defendant, but also illuminates a failure of communication: the urologist did not disclose an error to the patient.

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Summer 2015 Case Review Now Available

Both case studies in the Summer 2015 edition of Case Review involve the “loss of chance” legal doctrine.

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Winter 2015 Case Review Now Available

The Winter 2015 edition of Case Review – a review of case studies for MLMIC-insured physicians and facilities – is now available for reading online.

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