Tuesday, February 17, 2009
On February 17, 2009, attorney John Ratkowitz (Click here for Bio) was appointed to the Editorial Board of the a national publication, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy. Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy is a national monthly newsletter available to subscribers both in print and online. It features scholarly articles and provides physicians and attorney subscribers with current news on judicial, legislative and medical developments concerning the subject of medical malpractice. Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy is published by Incisive Media, a global information provider serving the financial and professional services markets. Mr. Ratkowitz joins an Editorial Board comprised of nationally recognized attorneys and physicians who have published articles related to the subject of medical malpractice.
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Monday, February 9, 2009
Medical Malpractice Claim Settled on Behalf of 70 Year-Old Cedar Grove Resident Injured by Negligent Spinal Surgery.
The plaintiff underwent spinal surgery on October 12, 2004. During the operative procedure, a surgical screw was negligently placed, and as a result it was lost when it fell outside the operative field. After three hours of unsuccessfully searching, the surgeon elected to leave the screw inside the plaintiff's body. Additional hardware that was inserted into the plaintiff's spine was also left inadequately secured.
Post-operatively, the plaintiff and his wife consulted another spinal surgeon, who recommended a second operation to remove the screw and resecure the additional hardware. This occured, but was followed by several additional operative procedures because of the development of a post-operative infections.
Mr. Ratkowitz (Click here for bio)resolved the case after the depositions of the plaintiffs and the defendant.
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