Malpractice Consult

Inside a med-mal case: My brief stint as juror 22

July 18, 2019

"Based on their lines of questioning, it was apparent the defendant’s attorney wanted me to sit on the jury and the plaintiff’s attorney did not," writes Urology Times Content Channel Director Richard R. Kerr.

Not your patient? You can still be sued for malpractice

July 17, 2019

"It is prudent for providers to know the law of the jurisdiction where they practice and any applicable policies surrounding consult and documentation," advises Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.

Did failure to do foreskin exam lead to legal action?

June 18, 2019

A pathologist and three urologists were accused of negligence in the lawsuit.

Why physician testimony is so important

May 21, 2019

"As the primary witnesses for the defense, [the treating physicians] did not build credibility, were not likable, and did not take any responsibility for the medical care of the claimant," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.

Diagnostic errors still top driver of claims

April 26, 2019

"Where other indicators of medical malpractice claims have decreased over the years, the prevalence of diagnostic error has not changed, calling for more innovating thinking, introspection, and systematic approaches to prevention and shared learning," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.

Failure to consult urologist at heart of case

April 05, 2019

"The expert concluded that… had a urologist been consulted, additional attempts at placing a Foley catheter using a guidewire would have been made in an effort to relieve the retention," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

Undetected kidney tumor leads to lawsuit

March 06, 2019

"The plaintiff claimed the decedent’s cancer should have been diagnosed by the original urologist at least 3 years before the actual diagnosis, and claimed that timely diagnosis and treatment would have prevented the spread of the cancer," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.

Positional injuries pose medicolegal risks

February 11, 2019

"A patient’s success on a claim of injury based on intraoperative positioning would likely be based on a negligence theory, or potentially a lack of informed consent theory," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.

Radiology report errors prove costly

January 10, 2019

A tumor in a stone patient results in a $4.5 million settlement.

Delayed abscess Dx results in paralysis

November 05, 2018

"The factual question presented to the jury was whether the ER doctor breached the standard of care and whether that breach proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.