Steele is an attorney in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Reminger Co, LPA. He specializes in malpractice defense and insurance litigation.
Malpractice Consult: What cross-examination of lay witnesses entails
"Cross-examination offers the other side the opportunity to poke holes in the witness’s story contemporaneously, helping the jury evaluate the credibility of the witness in real time," writes Kenton H. Steele, Esq.
How an opening statement can make or break a malpractice case
"An attorney who just reads off a script spewing random facts at the jury will likely cause the jurors to check out," writes Kenton H. Steele, Esq.
Malpractice Consult: Breaking down what a trial is (and isn’t)
What plays out in real-life courtrooms differs greatly from those on television.
Expert testimony is necessary to establish standard of care
"The different outcomes in [these] cases highlight the contextual nature of medical care," writes Kenton H. Steele, Esq.
Can federal regulations on hospital-acquired conditions create liability?
Plaintiff’s attorneys are substituting regulations for standard of care.
What physicians should know about apologizing to patients
Apology laws limit the admissibility of apologetic statements.
You’ve received a subpoena: What should you do?
Be sure to obtain a release before providing patient records.
The role of mediation in medical malpractice litigation
This process is one of the most common methods of resolving medical negligence cases.
Malpractice Consult: Delays in charting can lead to lawsuits, financial consequences
"Although chart completion may seem like a chore that can be put off until later, this decision can backfire," cautions Kenton H. Steele, Esq.
Urology malpractice consult: Qualities for successful expert witnesses
The ability to explain complex medical issues to laypeople is crucial.
How is a medical malpractice claim defined?
Required elements to prove a claim include breach of duty and damages.
Malpractice consult: What urologists need to know about statutes of limitations
"The length of time provided by a statute of limitations on malpractice claims varies from state to state," writes Kenton H. Steele, Esq.
Why urologists should beware the perils of friendly prescribing
Here’s how to guard against lawsuits and disciplinary actions.
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