Jarrell v. Kaul

In this medical malpractice action, the Appellate Court confirmed a jury finding that defendant physician, Dr. Kaul, M.D., deviated from the standard of care when he performed spine surgery upon the plaintiff. Furthermore, the Appellate court also determined that the plaintiff’s treating physician could provide ‘causation’ testimony without having to be qualified in the same
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Stagg v. Summit Medical Group

In this matter. Surgery was performed on plaintiff at ambulatory surgical facility owned by Summit Medical Group. The surgery was a septoplasty, nasal reconstruction and inferior turbinate coblation to correct nasal deformity as a result of a fracture, causing difficulty breathing in plaintiff. The surgery was performed by Dr. Jeffery LeBenger (“LeBenger”), with anesthesia provided
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Should Patients Be Informed Before Surgery If Their Doctor Is Sleep Deprived?

It is widely believed that sleep deprivation impairs performance as severely as alcohol intoxication. A recent article published by The New England Journal of Medicine discussed the impact a physician’s sleep deprivation has on their job performance and asserted that patients should be informed of a doctor’s lack of sleep before an elective surgical procedure.
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