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Andrew I. Kaplan, Esq
Mr. Kaplan is a partner at Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP, specializing in medical malpractice defense and healthcare litigation.
Were these infant’s delays secondary to fetal distress and hypoxia?
A patient sues alleging that her child was in distress, became hypoxic and that a cesarean should have been performed much earlier.
Were these infant’s delays secondary to misapplication of a vacuum extractor?
The plaintiff alleged that the infant’s injuries were caused by traumatic damage during delivery; specifically, from the vacuum extractor. The plaintiff’s argument was that when the vacuum extractor pulled on the infant’s head it caused damage, evidenced by the intraventricular bleed.
Legally Speaking: Was this forceps delivery appropriate?
A patient charges that her infant’s injuries could have been avoided.
Legally Speaking: Did induction cause this uterine rupture?
An ob/gyn saves a patient's life and uterus, but then is faced with a lawsuit.
Legally Speaking: Patient refuses cerclage, medication; delivers early
Despite counseling, a patient is reluctant to follow her MFM specialist's advice.
Legally Speaking Case hinges on timing of bowel perforation
Did it occur during surgery, or did a later injury lead to it?
Was it an infection? A jury decides
A case hinges on whether a surgical complication was properly managed.
Did negligence or nature cause this miscarriage?
A patient sues, claiming that an ob consult could have saved her pregnancy.
Legally Speaking: How long is too long to crown?
"The infant’s father testified that at the birth, he arrived 2 ½ hours prior to delivery, and for the duration of that time he was able to see his son’s head."
Did surgeon inexperience result in iatrogenic injury?
On July 29, 2010, a 46-year-old obese primarily Spanish-speaking patient was admitted to a hospital by her private ob/gyn Dr. A for a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and/or laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) that day.