Komlodi Part 5: Foreseeability and Intervening/Superseding Causes

Further Analysis of Scalfidi Charge in Komlodi v. Picciano, WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014) See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 The Trial Court correctly elected to charge the jury on both intervening/superseding causation and general foreseeability. The intervening/superseding causation charge attempts to focus the jury’s attention on the different arguments of the parties.
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Komlodi Part 4: Further Analysis of the Scafidi Charge

Part 4 of the Komlodi v. Picciano, WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014) See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The Use of the Scafidi Charge In Scafidi v. Seiler, 119 N.J. 93 (1990), a two-part test was created for proving causation in cases where plaintiff’s injuries are, in part, attributable to a pre-existing condition. First, the
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Komlodi v. Picciano, WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014) – Part 3

Komlodi Part 3 See Part 1, Part 2 Plaintiff alleged Dr. Picciano breached the duty of care in prescribing a Duragesic patch to Michelle Komlodi, a known abuser of drugs and alcohol who orally ingested the patch, resulting in a severe brain injury. The Trial Court had to assess the issue of whether Dr. Picciano,
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Komlodi v. Picciano, WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014) – Part 2

Komlodi Part 2 See Part 1 The Plaintiff alleged Dr. Picciano breached the duty of care in prescribing a Duragesic patch to Michelle Komlodi, a known abuser of drugs and alcohol who orally ingested the patch, resulting in a severe brain injury. The Trial Court had to assess the issue of whether Dr. Picciano, the
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Komlodi v. Picciano, WL 2050758 (N.J. 2014) – Part 1

Komlodi Part 1 Plaintiff alleged Dr. Picciano breached the duty of care in prescribing a Duragesic patch to Michelle Komlodi, a known abuser of drugs and alcohol who orally ingested the patch, resulting in a severe brain injury. The Trial Court had to assess the issue of whether Dr. Picciano, the plaintiff, or, both were
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