Medical Malpractice

Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions) and Minnesota Medical Malpractice

by Chris Kuhlman on January 15, 2016

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that occurs quickly after a sensitive person is exposed to an allergic trigger, and if not treated quickly and correctly, it is often life-threatening. Common allergens that trigger anaphylaxis, usually at the second or later exposure to the allergen, involve certain foods, latex, medication, insect stings. It can also […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on January 15, 2016

Malignant Hyperthermia

by Chris Kuhlman on September 18, 2015

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening reaction to general anesthesia. If not treated immediately, it can kill an otherwise healthy patient on the operating table. A survivor of a malignant hyperthermia episode may be left with injury to various vital organs, including the brain, as well as muscle impairment. In a malignant hyperthermia crisis, the […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on September 18, 2015

How often does the Plaintiff win in a Medical Malpractice Trial?

by Chris Kuhlman on July 27, 2015

While newspaper headlines of million dollar jury verdicts draw a great deal of attention, the majority of Plaintiffs in medical malpractice trials actually lose their cases and receive nothing.  In fact, on average, when a medical malpractice case proceeds to trial, a plaintiff has roughly a 25% chance of winning the case, which is half […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 27, 2015

Does signing a release prohibit me from filing a medical malpractice claim?

by Chris Kuhlman on July 15, 2015

Does signing a release or informed consent paperwork prohibit a medical malpractice claim if something goes wrong?   A commonly held belief by victims of medical malpractice is that by signing a release or informed consent form prior to the procedure, that they waived their ability to bring a medical malpractice claim.   This is not true. […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 15, 2015

Brief overview of a Medical Malpractice Claim in Minnesota

by Chris Kuhlman on July 9, 2015

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, a patient must prove that the negligence of a health care provider directly caused the patient to experience an unnecessary injury.   To prevail in a medical malpractice case, the Plaintiff must establish the following elements at trial: (1) the applicable standard of care accepted by the medical community for the […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 9, 2015