Malpractice Consult

Urethra nicked during excision procedure

June 11, 2020

A urologist should have been consulted, an expert for the plaintiff said.

Man sues over outcomes from microwave device

April 09, 2020

"The urologist contended that, at all times, he was willing to undergo any training program that the manufacturer or distributor recommended and that he used the microwave device at all times exactly as instructed by the proctor and by the literature given to him," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

Lack of emergent VCUG leads to costly settlement

January 24, 2020

"Following an adverse liability verdict, this defendant urologist did not also want the jury deciding damages," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

IPP suit hinges on expert’s lack of credibility

January 02, 2020

"The expert testified that the standard of care after penile prosthesis surgery is to leave the implant in a semi-inflated state for 4 to 6 weeks, when in fact the standard is to keep the implant in a deflated state," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.

Top 6 Malpractice Consult articles of 2019

December 09, 2019

Here are the six most-read "Malpractice Consult" columns of 2019 from Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN, and Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

Is clinician at fault for vesicovaginal fistula?

November 27, 2019

"Most people do not wish for their actions to be judged in hindsight; rather, if we are going to be judged, we want to be judged based on what we knew at the time," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

Retained metallic object prompts lawsuit

October 24, 2019

"The plaintiff alleged that she notified the urologist of her continuing pain and was told there was nothing wrong," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.

Lack of follow-up on x-ray leads to lawsuit

October 15, 2019

"In this case, a key component to the defense verdict was the fact that the defendants were able to provide convincing expert testimony regarding the outcome of the decedent’s situation if the diagnosis had been tendered earlier, as argued by the plaintiff," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

Resident, attending sued over BPH procedure

August 29, 2019

The court found that treatment performance was below the standard of care.

Who’s to blame for man’s loss of kidney function?

August 16, 2019

"The defense claimed that the patient’s kidney function was intact at the time of the CT scan and that the patient failed to follow up with his urologist," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.