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Anesthesia-Related Malpractice Cases

There are plenty of routine procedures that require anesthesia for the patient, but it’s likely not routine for patients to consider who is providing their anesthesia care or to know and understand what all is involved in providing such care. Anesthesia providers are responsible for providing the medication that puts the patient under during surgery, but they are also responsible for managing the patient’s breathing, circulation, fluids and a whole variety of other vital bodily functions throughout the entire process. Their jobs begin before the patient’s surgery and do not end until after the operation is fully completed.

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Going Bare? Be Upfront

Medical malpractice lawsuits are a looming threat for doctors, nurses, and anyone in the health care business. The struggle to provide quality care while acknowledging the reality of human error, the variables of disease, and the truth of human mortality is a constant one. The margin of error is practically zero when it comes to treating people and saving lives. Doctors and nurses are on high alert for litigation, and the after-effects of a lawsuit that doesn’t go their way can cost them their careers, homes, possessions, and even personal relationships.

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Proximate Cause

When a patient files a malpractice lawsuit, he or she is alleging some level of misconduct or negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional involved in his or her care. In tort law, the reasonable connection between the defendant’s act of negligence or misconduct and the harm suffered by the plaintiff is called “proximate cause,” a critical component of a medical malpractice case. However, proximate cause is often misunderstood by defendants and even some attorneys, and it’s important to be aware of what the cause is in your case and what it means for your defense.

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Thinking About Settling? Take a Minute to Consider Your Options

A medical malpractice lawsuit is one of the most stressful things you can go through as a doctor, nurse, or medical professional. Your skills and abilities are being challenged, your judgment is called into question, and the future of your career could hang in the balance, depending on how serious the case in question turns out to be. If a patient has accused you of malpractice, and is demanding restitution, it can be hard to determine the best way to handle things.

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Lubell Rosen Partners Aldo M. Leiva, Esq., Julia Ingle, Esq., and Associate Megan Paranzino Featured in the Daily Business Review for Achieving a Complete Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case

Lubell Rosen Partners Aldo M. Leiva, Esq., Julia Ingle, Esq., and Associate Megan Paranzino, have been featured in the Daily Business Review for achieving a complete defense verdict for their client, Dr. Dawkins, in a medical malpractice case alleging wrongful death for alleged failure to diagnose and treat an infection.  

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Knowing When to Settle Your Malpractice Lawsuit

No doctor or health care worker wants to be involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit, but sadly, lawsuits can be a part of the practice. Knowing how to handle them can mean the difference between protecting your career and financial security, or watching them dwindle away in payouts and legal fees.

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Working With Your Defense Attorney

Although doctors are often faced with the possibility of being sued for malpractice, given the nature of their jobs, a lawsuit can be a serious personal challenge and a very daunting and stressful process. Often, fear and stress bring out the worst in people, which is understandable because a malpractice lawsuit can jeopardize a doctor’s career and impact her personal life and financial status.

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Malpractice Coverage for Nurses

When you think of a malpractice lawsuit, you typically think of the doctor as the defendant on trial for his actions and medical decisions during a surgery, clinical assessment, diagnosis or even a routine visit. Most cases are aimed at the primary care physician or surgeon who made the final calls and took the leading actions to treat (or fail to treat) a patient.

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Lubell Rosen Partners Steven L. Lubell, Esq. and Aldo M. Leiva, Esq. Named to 2015 Most Effective Lawyers by Daily Business Review

Steven L. Lubell, Esq. and Aldo M. Leiva, Esq., partners at nationally-renowned law firm Lubell Rosen, have been selected as the winners of Daily Business Review’s 11th annual 2015 Most Effective Lawyers in the practice area of medical malpractice.

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Compounding Pharmacies, Physicians Facing Federal Scrutiny by Bernard M. Cassidy, Esq.

For several years, the dispensing of compounded medications, particularly pain creams, has been quite profitable for some independent pharmacies. However, the efficacy, as well as the marketing of these medications has led to what will likely be a severe backlash, largely due to the fact that the principal payer for these medications eventually became the federal government through its military health benefit program known as Tricare.

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