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Alzheimer’s Disease Presents an Array of Legal Issues

Few medical conditions raise as wide a variety of legal issues as Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and respond to the … Continue reading

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Hospital’s Policies, Procedures Not Discoverable in Vicarious Liability Suit

In most medical malpractice cases related to treatment in a hospital setting, a fairly standard interrogatory posed by plaintiffs to hospitals is a request for the production of any internal policies and procedures in effect at the time of the … Continue reading

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Professional Judgment Pattern Jury Instruction Applied to Nurses

An appellate court in Colorado addressed a novel question: can a pattern jury instruction on judgment calls that usually only applies to doctors be expanded to include nurses. The trial court instructed the jury that, “A physician or nurse does … Continue reading

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