Monthly Archives: June 2010

The good guys won?

It may come as a surprise, but sometimes I learn of a settlement that is favorable to the plaintiffs, but still strikes me as a bit nuts.  Probably I just don’t have all the facts.  After all, few defendants voluntarily … Continue reading

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Self dealing

The law considers a doctor to be a fiduciary, which means that he and his patient are in a relationship of trust and confidence.  The doctor must act for the benefit of his patient.  He owes a duty of loyalty … Continue reading

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Sciatic nerve injury from an injection

How many times have you had an intramuscular injection of a medication?  Intramuscular injections are common enough, especially if the drug needs to be given only once or twice and in small volume.  The injection usually assures full delivery and … Continue reading

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Shoulder dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is the usual cause of a baby getting stuck in the birth canal during delivery. The baby’s shoulder gets hung up on the mother’s pubic bone and the obstetrician has only a short time window to relieve the … Continue reading

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