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Blog Posts in April, 2009

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  • Bus Crashes Call into Question Federal Safety Standards
    Bus Crashes Call into Question Federal Safety Standards

    The Utah bus crash that killed nine and injured 43 others in January of 2008, was followed by an investigation into the cause of the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded ...

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  • Nevada Surgical Patients May be At Higher Risk for Infection
    Nevada Surgical Patients May be At Higher Risk for Infection

    A nonprofit Consumer's Union issued a report April 27, 2009, stating that over a one year period, almost 100,000 patients were subject to increased risks of infection following surgical procedures ...

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  • Urge Your Senators to Vote YES to Protect Patients' Rights!
    Urge Your Senators to Vote YES to Protect Patients' Rights!

    Bill AB 495 has made it to the Senate but further support is needed! The bill seeks to repair some of the harm caused by the KODIN (Keep Our Doctors in Nevada) legislation. Among other things, KODIN ...

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  • Dissecting the History of the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases in Nevada
    Dissecting the History of the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases in Nevada

    NRS 41A.097 provides the limitations period for filing lawsuits regarding medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, among others. The statute has gone through a complicated series of amendments. ...

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  • Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Suits Subjected to Ethics Complaints
    Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Suits Subjected to Ethics Complaints

    Medical malpractice is defined as the "failure of a physician, hospital, or employee of a hospital, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar ...

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  • Nevada Supreme Court to Address Backlog of Medical Malpractice Claims
    Nevada Supreme Court to Address Backlog of Medical Malpractice Claims

    An article in Nevada Supreme Court News announced recently that the Nevada Supreme Court will be conducting a settlement program to resolve the crisis of backlogged medical malpractice claims in Clark ...

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