Experts for Cases Involving Health, Injury or Illness By Nurse from New Jersey
When an attorney thinks of utilizing a Legal Nurse Consultant, nursing and medical malpractice cases are natural fits, but there are other areas of law where their services can be of great benefit.
Nurses’ knowledge of health and disease combined with care management and the inner workings of the health care delivery system can be utilized by lawyers in Marital and Family Law, Elder Law and Wills and Estates. It is here the nurse can identify medical conditions and interpret the impact they have on custody, work, and competency issues and long term care needs. Nurse care...
Lumbar Surgery and Litigation
Neurosurgeon from North Carolina
The negligent performance of lumbar surgery may also give rise to litigation. Negligence in the actual performance of lumbar surgery, however, is infrequently documented in the medical records and may be difficult to prove. On the other hand, such actions as performing a diskectomy or laminectomy at the incorrect level almost always falls below the applicable standard of care and can be independently proven.
Other examples of negligence during surgery include certain aspects of lumbar fusion surgery, iliac vein or aortic perforation, and the failure to repair a dural tear or leak when recognized. Examples of intraoperative mishaps that rarely rise...