Proving Negligence

Accidents are common occurrences in many people’s lives. Each year it is estimated that there are approximately 400,000 personal injury cases filed in America. Connecticut, for example, is what’s referred to as a modified comparative fault state which is where the plaintiff can recover from the defendant(s) if he or she is found 50% or less at fault in the accident or incident. Read how a Legal Nurse Consultant Makes a Difference.

Obvious Causal Relationship exception

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In a recent slip and fall case a Massachusetts plaintiff failed to prove an “obvious causal relationship” exception to excuse her from having to introduce expert medical testimony rebutting a defense expert’s opinion that her torn rotator cuff was due to a fall that occurred eight months prior to her slip and fall at the defendant’s store.

Comparative Negligence

Attorneys will request medical records for cases, but may not know if crucial medical records are missing. A claimant’s medical record needs to include the complete medical history. A legal nurse consult can ascertain there are no crucial missed diagnoses buried within lengthy medical records.

Defective Medical products or Devices

US Supreme Court

The FDA acknowledges the following risks associated with Metal-on-Metal (MoM) hip implants Hip Implants (all metal) The Pinnacle metal-on-metal (MoM) hip system implants were created, brought to market and sold to be more durable than other materials such as ceramic or polyethylene. The intended …

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Glossary of terms to understand how a malfunctioning ICD can be lifethreatening

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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered device placed in your chest to monitor the heart rhythm and detect irregular heartbeats. An ICD can deliver electric shocks via one or more wires connected to the heart to fix an abnormal Implantable …

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With over three decades of extensive clinical experience I help litigators discover pivotal evidence to determine case merit and substantially increase results by identifying crucial or missing health data relative to causation and damages