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Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a stroke-related injury.

September 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 58

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a stroke-related injury.

September 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 58

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of stroke-related injury.

September 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 58

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s stroke-related injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

September 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 58

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury involving a patient’s spinal cord.

September 5, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 70

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a spinal cord injury.

September 5, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 70

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of medical malpractice or negligence for an injury involving the spinal cord.

September 5, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 70

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury involving the spinal cord is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

September 5, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 70

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of negligence or malpractice involving cosmetic surgery.

September 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 10

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from an injury related to the cosmetic surgery procedure or treatment.

September 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 10

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of cosmetic surgery negligence, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider. The insurer should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

September 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 10

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Employers and their risk managers are concerned with preventing absenteeism and the ability of their employees to work effectively. Not all injuries are work related, however. The following should be considered when determining if the employee’s cosmetic surgery injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment,” and therefore is compensable.

September 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 10

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a physical therapy injury.

September 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 22

Practice Checklists: Physician or Physical Therapist Checklist

A physical therapist or other health care provider should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving injuries related to physical therapy.

September 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 22

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of an injury involving physical therapy.

September 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 22

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s physical therapy injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

September 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 22

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury related to hepatitis.

September 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 34

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving hepatitis.

September 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 34

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury related to hepatitis

September 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 34

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s hepatitis is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

September 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 34

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence resulting in arthritis injury.

September 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 46

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving an arthritis injury.

September 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 46

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of arthritis injury.

September 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 46

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s arthritis is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

September 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 46

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for the use of unsterilized instruments or equipment resulting in patient infection.

October 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 47

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving patient infection from an allegedly unsterile instrument.

October 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 47

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of physician or hospital malpractice or negligence, involving unsterile instruments, that resulted in patient infection.

October 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 47

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the hospital or health facility was vicariously liable for employee negligence in the sterilization of, or the use of unsterile, medical instruments, equipment, or supplies.

October 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 47

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving the patient’s breast reconstruction or second surgery.

October 4, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 59

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving breast reconstruction or resurgery.

October 4, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 59

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving breast reconstruction or resugery.

October 4, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 59

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s breast reconstruction or resugery is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

October 4, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 59

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice for a liposuction injury.

October 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 71

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice involving a liposuction injury.

October 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 71

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice for a liposuction injury.

October 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 71

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury related to liposuction is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

October 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 71

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of failure to diagnose cancer or misdiagnosis of cancer.

October 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 11

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the treating physician, medical experts, diagnosis, and treatment provided. Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when presenting a defense to a liability claim.

October 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 11

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of misdiagnosis of cancer or failure to diagnose cancer, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider. The insurer should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

October 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 11

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

The following should be considered when determining if the employee’s injury caused by a failure to diagnose cancer, or a late diagnosis of cancer, is not “work related” and did not occur “in the course of the employment,” and therefore is not compensable.

October 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 11

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a physician’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosing a brain aneurysm.

October 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 23

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosing a brain aneurysm.

October 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 23

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosing a brain aneurysm.

October 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 23

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s brain aneurysm injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment."

October 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 23

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of chronic back pain, or malpractice or negligence in surgical or other treatment of a patient that results in chronic back pain.

October 1, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 35

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving chronic back pain.

October 1, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 35

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of chronic back pain.

October 1, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 35

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s chronic back pain is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

October 1, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 35

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving steroids.

November 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 72

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving steroids.

November 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 72

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving steroids.

November 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 72

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury involving steroids is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

November 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 72

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances that demonstrates proof that a healthcare provider breached a common law duty of confidentiality owed to a patient, which may be based on a breach of a fiduciary duty, a breach of a contractual duty, or an invasion of privacy.

November 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 12

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when presenting a defense to a claim that the physician breached a common law duty of confidentiality owed to a patient.

November 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 12

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should review the following aspects of its procedures for collecting, maintaining, and releasing confidential health information of insured persons and consider how they impact the insurer's potential liability.

November 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 12

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

In the case of a hospital that could be considered the employer of a physician, nurse, or other worker who discloses a patient’s confidential medical information, the hospital should be concerned with possible respondeat superior liability for inappropriate or unauthorized disclosures or breaches of the security of electronic medical records.

November 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 12

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a health care provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in diagnosing or treating a heart attack.

November 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 24

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of a heart attack.

November 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 24

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of medical malpractice in diagnosing or treating a heart attack. 

November 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 24

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s heart attack is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment."

November 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 24

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a health care provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in diagnosing or treating skin cancer.

November 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 36

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of skin cancer.

November 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 36

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice in the diagnosis or treatment of skin cancer.

November 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 36

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s skin cancer is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

November 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 36

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for patient injury involving Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

November 3, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 48

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence for patient injury involving Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

November 3, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 48

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury involving Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

November 3, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 48

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the hospital or health facility was vicariously liable for a health care employee’s negligence or malpractice for patient injury involving Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

November 3, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 48

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a hearing disorder or loss.

November 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 60

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a hearing disorder or loss.

November 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 60

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury involving a hearing disorder or loss.

November 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 60

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s hearing disorder or loss is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

November 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 60

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of diabetes.

May 7, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 30

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of diabetes.

May 7, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 30

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of diabetes.

May 7, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 30

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s diabetes-related injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

May 7, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 30

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a chemotherapy injury.

May 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 42

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a chemotherapy injury.

May 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 42

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of chemotherapy injury.

May 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 42

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s chemotherapy injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

May 6, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 42

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury from a vector-borne disease.

May 3, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 54

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of a vector-borne disease.

May 3, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 54

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury from a vector-borne disease.

May 3, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 54

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury from a vector-borne disease is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

May 3, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 54

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a coroner or medical examiner’s liability for a negligent autopsy resulting in the plaintiff’s emotional distress. 

May 2, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 66

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician, such as a medical examiner, must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving an autopsy.

May 2, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 66

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of negligence in the performance of an autopsy by a medical examiner.

May 2, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 66

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if an employee injury resulting in an autopsy could be considered “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

May 2, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 66

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of injury caused by negligence in prescribing or administering drugs or medications.

May 1, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 18

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the treating physician, medical experts, diagnosis, and treatment provided. The physician must consider this checklist when presenting a defense to a negligence or malpractice action.

May 1, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 18

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of injury caused by malpractice in prescribing drugs, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider and others. The insurer should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

May 1, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 18

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Employers and their risk managers are concerned with preventing absenteeism and the ability of their employees to work effectively. Not all injuries are work related, however. This checklist should be considered when determining if the employee's injury from a prescription drug is "work related."

May 1, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 18

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of multiple concussion injury.

May 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 6

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from improper diagnosis of a multiple concussion injury.

May 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 6

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of multiple concussion injury or Second Impact Syndrome, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider, the patient, and any other party implicated in causing the patient’s head injury.

May 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 6

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

A checklist for employers to determine if a multiple concussion injury or Second Impact Syndrome or other related injury such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is "work-related."

May 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 6

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a kidney disease or disorder.

March 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 64

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a kidney disease or disorder.

March 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 64

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving a kidney disease or disorder.

March 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 64

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s kidney disease or disorder is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

March 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 64

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a checklist of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of injury in connection with cataract treatment or surgery.

March 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 16

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the ophthalmologist, optometrist, other health care providers, medical experts, assessment, communication, and treatment provided. The health provider must consider this checklist when presenting a defense to liability.

March 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 16

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of negligence involving the treatment of cataracts, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the ophthalmologist and others. The insurer should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

March 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 16

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Employers and their risk managers are concerned with preventing absenteeism and the ability of their employees to work effectively. The following checklist should be considered when determining if the employee’s cataract is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment,” and therefore is compensable.

March 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 16

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

A litigation checklist of facts and circumstances tending to prove medical malpractice resulting in injury from prescription of a medication off-label.

March 6, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 4

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from off-label use of prescription medications.

March 6, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 4

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer may use this litigation checklist to spot “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury from the prescription of a drug for an off-label use.

March 6, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 4

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this litigation checklist to determine if the employee’s injury resulting from the prescription of an drug off-label by a physician treating an injury arising from the employment also would be considered “work related,” and therefore compensable.

March 6, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 4

Practice Checklists: Bonus: Manufacturer Checklist

A litigation checklist for the pharmaceutical manufacturer to determine if a warning was required, if it was given, if the warning was adequate, and if the use of the manufacturer’s drug was the cause of the patient’s injury.

March 6, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 4

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for medical malpractice or negligence for an injury resulting from a blood draw, blood test, or transfusion.

March 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 28

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician or other health provider, such as a phlebotomist or nurse, should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving blood draws, blood testing, or blood transfusions.

March 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 28

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury related to a blood draw, test, or transfusion.

March 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 28

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s blood draw, blood test, or blood transfusion injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

March 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 28

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 40

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 40

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 40

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s post-traumatic stress disorder is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

March 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 40

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a health provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a sleep disorder injury.

March 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 52

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a sleep disorder injury.

March 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 52

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of sleep disorder injury.

March 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 52

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s sleep disorder injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

March 1, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 52

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a health provider’s malpractice or negligence liability for a healthcare-associated infection.

June 7, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 55

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a hospital or physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a healthcare-associated infection.

June 7, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 55

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of negligence or malpractice resulting in a healthcare-associated infection.

June 7, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 55

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s healthcare-associated infection is “work related” in that it occurred during treatment for an on-the-job accident, or the health provider employee contracted the infection in the course of the provider’s employment.

June 7, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 55

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a dental health provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a dental injury.

June 6, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 67

Practice Checklists: Dentist and Dental Health Provider Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a dentist must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a dental injury.

June 6, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 67

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of dental negligence or malpractice.

June 6, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 67

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s dental injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

June 6, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 67

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in performing an independent medical evaluation.

June 5, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 19

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the performance of independent medical evaluations.

June 5, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 19

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury related to an independent medical evaluation.

June 5, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 19

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury leading to the IME is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment” or if an employee’s medical evaluation was ordered by the employer and resulted in injury.

June 5, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 19

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a physician’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury resulting from the use or implantation of a pain pump.

June 4, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 31

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the use or implantation of a pain pump.

June 4, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 31

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury related to the use of a pain pump. 

June 4, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 31

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury from the use of a pain pump is “work related” and “occurred in the course of the employment.” 

June 4, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 31

Practice Checklists: Bonus Checklist

This litigation checklist can help the pain pump manufacturer determine if the manufacturer provided adequate and accurate information and warnings, if the pain pump was defective, and if the use of the manufacturer’s medical device was the cause of the patient’s injury.

June 4, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 31

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving bariatric surgery.

June 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 43

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving bariatric surgery. 

June 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 43

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury from bariatric surgery.

June 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 43

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s need for bariatric surgery is medically necessary to treat a “work related” injury.

June 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 43

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of injury in connection with CT scans, including injuries resulting from the delay or failure to perform a CT scan or injuries due to overexposure to radiation from CT scans.

June 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 7

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from an injury related to CT Scans.

June 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 7

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of overexposure to radiation from CT scans, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider.

June 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 7

Practice Checklists: Employers and Risk Managers

A checklist for employers to determine if the physician was in an employer-employee relationship with the hospital and if the physician’s negligence in connection with the CT scan occurred “in the course and scope of the employment."

June 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 7

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a health provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving an organ transplant.

July 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 44

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving an organ transplant.

July 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 44

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury involving an organ transplant.

July 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 44

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s organ transplant is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

July 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 44

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in an action involving genetic testing, genetic counseling, or genetic conditions or disorders.

July 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 56

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving genetic testing, genetic counseling, or genetic conditions or disorders.

July 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 56

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim involving genetic testing, genetic counseling, or genetic conditions or disorders.

July 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 56

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employer’s use of an employee’s genetic information exposes the employer to liability for discrimination in violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

July 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 56

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury involving asthma.

July 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 68

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence for an injury involving asthma.

July 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 68

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of a medical malpractice or negligence injury involving asthma.

July 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 68

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s asthma is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

July 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 68

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

An example of facts and circumstances tending to prove medical malpractice or negligence liability for an injury resulting from a hip or knee replacement.  

July 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 20

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Items a physician must consider when defending against allegations of malpractice in connection with a hip or knee replacement.

July 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 20

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of hip or knee replacement injury.

July 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 20

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s hip or knee replacement is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment,” and if any further injury, such as an infection, flowed from the work-related hip or knee replacement.  

July 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 20

Practice Checklists: Bonus Checklist

This litigation checklist can help the prosthetic implant manufacturer to determine if the hip or knee prosthetic implant was defective and if the use of the manufacturer’s implant was the cause of the patient’s injury. 

July 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 20

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of foodborne illness.

July 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 8

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from an injury related to a foodborne illness.

July 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 8

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of foodborne illness against a restaurant or a similar food retailer, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the restaurant and its employees. The insurer for the restaurant should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

July 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 8

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

A checklist for employers to determine if the employee’s foodborne illness is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment,” and therefore is compensable.

July 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 8

Practice Checklists: Bonus: Food Company Checklist

Food companies will be concerned with whether their product was responsible for a foodborne illness. The food company should present proof that the plaintiff’s illness was not caused by a foodborne pathogen, or, alternatively, that the foodborne pathogen was not present in its product. The food company may also present proof that the plaintiff did not suffer serious lasting damages.

July 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 8

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a physician’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury resulting from a laser procedure.

July 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 32

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a laser procedure.

July 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 32

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury resulting from a laser procedure.

July 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 32

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury resulting from a laser procedure is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

July 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 32

Practice Checklists: Bonus Checklist

This litigation checklist can help the laser manufacturer determine if the manufacturer provided adequate and accurate information and warnings, if the laser equipment was defective, and if the use of the manufacturer’s medical device was the cause of the patient’s injury.

July 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 32

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a physician’s liability for malpractice or negligence for prescribing painkillers.

January 8, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 26

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving prescription painkillers.

January 8, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 26

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury resulting from prescription painkillers.

January 8, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 26

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury resulting from prescription painkillers is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

January 8, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 26

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a patient’s labor and delivery.

January 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 38

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a patient’s labor and delivery.

January 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 38

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of medical malpractice or negligence involving childbirth.

January 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 38

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if an employer, such as a hospital or health care facility, may be held vicariously liable for the actions of a health care provider employee or agent during a labor and delivery.

January 7, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 38

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a thyroid disorder or condition.

January 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 50

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a thyroid disorder or condition.

January 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 50

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or health provider negligence involving a thyroid disorder or condition.

January 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 50

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s thyroid disorder or condition could be considered “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

January 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 50

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury related to glaucoma.

January 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 62

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving an injury related to glaucoma.

January 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 62

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence for an injury involving glaucoma.  

January 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 62

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s glaucoma is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

January 3, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 62

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

A litigation checklist of facts and circumstances tending to prove negligence causing a hospital-acquired infection.

January 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 2

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with a hospital-acquired infection.

January 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 2

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should use this litigation checklist to spot “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of hospital-acquired infection.

January 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 2

Practice Checklists: Employer and Risk Manager Checklist

Use this litigation checklist to determine if the employee’s pneumonia is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

January 3, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 2

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of a vaccine-related injury. The checklist is an example of this technique and shows a vaccine-related injury compensable under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

January 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 14

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the treating physician, medical experts, and treatment provided. Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when presenting a defense to a liability claim for a vaccine-related injury, which may include the failure to vaccinate.

January 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 14

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of vaccine-related injury, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider. The insurer should look at the “red flags” in this checklist and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

January 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 14

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Employers and their risk managers are concerned with preventing absenteeism and the ability of their employees to work effectively. Not all injuries are work related, however. This checklist should be considered when determining if the employee’s vaccine-related injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment".

January 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 14

Practice Checklists: Bonus: Manufacturer Checklist

The bonus manufacturer's checklist should be considered when examining a vaccine injury claim to determine if the injury is a “vaccine-related injury” covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and is compensable by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

January 2, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 14

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving Parkinson’s disease diagnosis or treatment.

February 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 63

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving Parkinson’s disease.

February 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 63

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury involving Parkinson’s disease.

February 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 63

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury involving Parkinson’s disease is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

February 7, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 63

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

A litigation checklist of facts and circumstances tending to prove medical malpractice injury from use of an oral contraceptive.

February 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 3

Practice Checklists: Physician and Health Provider Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from oral contraceptive use injury.

February 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 3

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer may use this litigation checklist to spot “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury from oral contraceptive use.

February 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 3

Practice Checklists: Employer and Risk Manager Checklist

Use this litigation checklist to determine if the employer, such as a hospital, could be liable for a physician’s prescription of an oral contraceptive resulting in patient injury.

February 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 3

Practice Checklists: Bonus: Manufacturer Checklist

A litigation checklist for the manufacturer to determine if a warning was required, if it was given, if the warning was adequate, and if the use of the manufacturer’s oral contraceptive was the cause of the patient’s injury.

February 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 3

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a checklist of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s situation, which demonstrates proof of negligence by an emergency medical services care provider in responding to a medical emergency. 

February 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 15

Practice Checklists: Emergency Medical Services Care Provider Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the actions and treatment of the health care provider responding to the medical emergency, which may be a physician or another emergency responder. Emergency medical services care providers must consider this litigation checklist when presenting a defense to a liability claim.

February 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 15

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of negligence or injury in connection with medical treatment by an emergency medical services care provider, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the EMS care provider.

February 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 15

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

In the case of a hospital, emergency medical transport service, or other emergency medical care organization that could be considered the employer of the emergency medical services care provider, the organization should be concerned with direct liability for the actions or failure to act of its employees or possible vicarious liability for injury from the negligence of an EMS care provider.  

February 6, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 15

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in diagnosing or treating a congenital heart condition.

February 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 27

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of a congenital heart condition.

February 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 27

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice in diagnosing or treating a congenital heart condition.

February 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 27

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury related to a congenital heart condition is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

February 5, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 27

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in diagnosing or treating heart disease.

February 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 39

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of heart disease.

February 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 39

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice in diagnosing and treating heart disease. 

February 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 39

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s heart disease or a related injury is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

February 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 39

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a patient’s infertility.

February 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 51

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a patient’s infertility.

February 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 51

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving a patient’s infertility.

February 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 51

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s infertility is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

February 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 51

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a gastrointestinal disorder or disease.

December 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 61

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a gastrointestinal disorder or disease.

December 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 61

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of medical malpractice or negligence involving a gastrointestinal disease or disorder.

December 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 61

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s gastrointestinal disorder or disease is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

December 6, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 61

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

A litigation checklist of facts and circumstances tending to prove fibromyalgia resulted from car accident trauma.

December 6, 2011 | MLP 2011 | Vol. 1, Issue. 1

Practice Checklists: Physician and Health Providers Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending the diagnosis and treatment of a subjective impairment.

December 6, 2011 | MLP 2011 | Vol. 1, Issue. 1

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should use this litigation checklist to spot “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a person suspected of malingering.

December 6, 2011 | MLP 2011 | Vol. 1, Issue. 1

Practice Checklists: Employer and Risk Manager Checklist

Use this litigation checklist to determine if the if the employee’s subjective impairment is “work related” and occurred “in the course the employment.”

December 6, 2011 | MLP 2011 | Vol. 1, Issue. 1

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of liability in emergency medical circumstances.

December 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 13

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the treating physician, medical experts, diagnosis, and treatment provided. The following should be evaluated, and strategies to defend against any perceived improper diagnosis or treatment should be considered and prepared

December 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 13

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of malpractice in emergency medical treatment, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the health provider and hospital. The insurer should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and liability for payouts.

December 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 13

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

In the case of a hospital that could be considered the employer of an emergency room physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider, the hospital should be concerned with possible respondeat superior liability for injury from errors in emergency treatment.

December 5, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 13

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a health care provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence resulting in an injury caused by a blood clot, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.

December 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 25

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving an injury resulting from a blood clot, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.

December 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 25

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these "red flags" and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury resulting from a blood clot, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.

December 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 25

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee's blood clot injury is "work related" and occurred "in the course of the employment."

December 4, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 25

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a physician or mental health provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a patient’s depression.

December 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 37

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving depression.

December 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 37

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim involving the diagnosis or treatment of depression.

December 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 37

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s depression is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

December 3, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 37

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for a patient’s pneumonia.

December 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 49

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a patient’s pneumonia.

December 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 49

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of patient injury from pneumonia.

December 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 49

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s pneumonia is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

December 1, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 49

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to prove a surgical misidentification injury. 

August 7, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 21

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

The physician should consider these items when defending against a claim of surgical misidentification.

August 7, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 21

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these "red flags" and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of surgical misidentification.

August 7, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 21

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine whether a hospital can be found liable for a surgical misidentification by a physician.

August 7, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 21

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of injury in connection with anesthesia.

August 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 9

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from an injury related to anesthesia.

August 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 9

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of anesthesiology malpractice, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the anesthesiologist. The insurer should look for the following “red flags” and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and the liability for payouts.

August 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 9

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

In the case of a hospital that could be considered the employer of an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist, the hospital should be concerned with possible respondeat superior liability for injury from anesthesia errors.

August 7, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 9

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of epilepsy or seizure disorders.

August 6, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 33

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of epilepsy or seizure disorders.

August 6, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 33

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of epilepsy or other seizure disorders.

August 6, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 33

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s epilepsy or seizure disorder is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

August 6, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 33

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a pediatrician’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving a childhood disease, condition, or vaccine complication injury.

August 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 45

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a childhood disease, condition, or vaccine complication.

August 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 45

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving a childhood disease, condition, or vaccine complication.

August 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 45

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the hospital employer could be found vicariously liable for the acts of a pediatrician or other hospital staff person, such as a nurse or lab technician.  

August 4, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 45

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of multiple sclerosis.

August 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 57

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of multiple sclerosis.

August 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 57

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

August 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 57

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury involving the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis could be found “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

August 2, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 57

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving repeat head trauma, possibly resulting in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

August 1, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 69

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving repeat head trauma, possibly resulting in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

August 1, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 69

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of medical malpractice or negligence involving repeat head trauma, possibly resulting in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

August 1, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 69

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s repeat head trauma, possibly resulting in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), was “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

August 1, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 69

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

April 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 53

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

April 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 53

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of malpractice or negligence involving the diagnosis or treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

April 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 53

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s injury related to an autism spectrum disorder could be considered “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

April 5, 2016 | MLP 2016 | Vol. 5, Issue. 53

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence for an injury involving gestational diabetes.

April 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 65

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving a gestational diabetes injury.

April 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 65

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury involving gestational diabetes.

April 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 65

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s gestational diabetes could be considered “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

April 4, 2017 | MLP 2017 | Vol. 6, Issue. 65

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a checklist of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of negligence or malpractice by an alternative or complementary medicine practitioner.

April 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 17

Practice Checklists: Practitioner Checklist

The other parties to the litigation will scrutinize the treating alternative or complementary medicine practitioner, medical experts, diagnosis, and treatment provided. The CAM practitioner must consider this checklist when presenting a defense to liability.

April 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 17

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

When investigating a claim of negligence or malpractice involving alternative or complementary medicine, the insurer should carefully evaluate the actions of the provider and others. The insurer should look for the following "red flags" and consider how they impact the insurance coverage and liability for payouts.

April 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 17

Practice Checklists: Employers and Risk Managers

Employers and their risk managers are concerned with preventing absenteeism and the ability of their employees to work effectively. The following checklist should be considered when determining if the employee’s injury involving alternative or complementary medicine is “work related.”

April 3, 2013 | MLP 2013 | Vol. 2, Issue. 17

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence involving COPD.

April 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 41

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Presented is a checklist of items a physician must consider when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence involving COPD.

April 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 41

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of medical malpractice or negligence involving COPD.

April 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 41

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s COPD is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.” 

April 2, 2015 | MLP 2015 | Vol. 4, Issue. 41

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Check this list of facts and circumstances tending to show a provider’s liability for malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of Lyme disease.

April 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 29

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

A physician should review the items on this list when defending against claims of malpractice or negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of Lyme disease.

April 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 29

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer should check these “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of Lyme disease.

April 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 29

Practice Checklists: Employer Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if the employee’s Lyme disease is “work related” and occurred “in the course of the employment.”

April 2, 2014 | MLP 2014 | Vol. 3, Issue. 29

Practice Checklists: Attorney Checklist

Counsel must develop a list of facts and circumstances, specific to the client’s fact situation, which demonstrates proof of an act causing an injury from the off-label use of a medical device.

April 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 5

Practice Checklists: Physician Checklist

Physicians must consider this litigation checklist when defending an alleged medical malpractice or negligence claim arising from off-label use of medical devices.

April 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 5

Practice Checklists: Insurer Checklist

The insurer may use this litigation checklist to spot “red flags” and inconsistencies when investigating a claim of injury from an off-label use of a medical device.

April 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 5

Practice Checklists: Employers and Risk Managers Checklist

A checklist for employers to determine if an off-label device use injury is "work-related."

April 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 5

Practice Checklists: Bonus Checklist

A litigation checklist for the medical device manufacturer to determine if a warning was required, if it was given, if the warning was adequate, and if the use of the manufacturer’s device was the cause of the patient’s injury.

April 1, 2012 | MLP 2012 | Vol. 1, Issue. 5