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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.
Legally Speaking | Did this OB fail to timely diagnose uterine sarcoma?
A malpractice case hinges on an expert witness's testimony that a growing fibroid was not suspicious for cancer.
Undiagnosed maternal infection—or prematurity?
A case hinges on the causes of a child's developmental delays.
Did lack of recovery-room care lead to patient’s death?
An iliac artery rupture results in a patient's death. Was it caused by the cesarean delivery, the patient’s disease process, or the care she received following her delivery?
Ob/gyn neglects to monitor patient on HRT
An ob/gyn continues to fill prescriptions for HRT despite a patient's breast cancer diagnosis.
Excision of clitoris without consent leads to $2 million settlement
The resection was not planned, consented to, or indicated, and this was enough reason to reach a settlement in this case rather than allow a jury to price it.
Was this postsurgical complication properly managed?
This difficult defense—a young woman dying shortly after a routine tubal ligation—was further complicated by conflicting reports about who said what to whom and when.
Plaintiff settles Erb’s palsy case 28 years after delivery
This is an unusual case. Litigation doesn’t usually take decades, but this case went through multiple plaintiffs’ attorneys and sat quiet on the court’s docket until the court was clearing old cases and reexamined it.
Could this brachial plexus injury have been avoided?
A plaintiff argues that doctors failed to assess fetal size through ultrasound. What was the final verdict?
Patient exsanguinates after high-risk delivery
A pregnant 41-year-old woman with 8 children, all cesarean deliveries, received prenatal follow-up by defendant obstetricians A, B, and C at their community medical group. The patient's prenatal course was uneventful except for a prenatal ultrasound at 18? weeks that revealed placenta previa and possible placenta accreta.