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LASIK: Evaluate Pre-Op Patients Thoroughly with an Eye towards Potential Litigation

While working on the Medical Law Perspectives, January 2017 Report: Under Pressure: Liability Risks in Diagnosing and Treating Glaucoma, I noticed a trend among the medical malpractice cases related to glaucoma: the failure to diagnose glaucoma prior to performing LASIK … Continue reading

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Discovery Rule – Foreign Objects, Failures to Diagnose, and Reasonable Diligence

The textbook example of the discovery rule in action is a foreign object unintentionally left inside a patient during surgery. For example, in Ambers-Phillips v. SSM DePaul Health Center, 459 S.W.3d 901 (Mo., April 28, 2015) during a second surgery … Continue reading

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