Entries by Nick Abramson

UPDATE: Seeking Truth, or Competitive Advantage? The Timing of Expert Disclosures and Depositions in Medical Negligence Cases

By: Nick E. Abramson & Elie A. Maalouf I. Introduction We previously wrote about attempts by the defense bar to depose a plaintiff’s expert witnesses before the defense is even required to make their own expert disclosure, which have been repeatedly precluded by the court. Although there is no clear statutory provision or court rule […]

UPDATE #2: Violation! An Examination of Ex Parte Communications in the Context of Medical Negligence Cases in New Hampshire

By Nick Abramson & Elie Maaloufi I. Introduction New Hampshire courts have made the point crystal clear: a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action does not, as a consequence of that action, waive her privilege as to communications with, and information about the plaintiff’s medical care from, medical treaters who are not parties to the […]

Time Change and Medical Errors

A recent article published in The New York Times discusses a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which examines the link between time change and medical errors. The study’s lead author Dr. Bhanu Prakash Kolla is a professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Researchers utilized voluntarily reported, patient safety-related […]

Advanced Brain Imaging Technology May Provide Doctors More Time to Treat Strokes

New research indicates that doctors may have more time to effectively respond to ischemic strokes. Strokes represent the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing 142,142 people in 2016. Approximately 85% of the 800,000 people that suffer strokes every year experience an ischemic stroke. Two studies recently published in the New England […]