Medical Malpractice

Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions) and Minnesota Medical Malpractice

by Chris Kuhlman on January 15, 2016

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that occurs quickly after a sensitive person is exposed to an allergic trigger, and if not treated quickly and correctly, it is often life-threatening. Common allergens that trigger anaphylaxis, usually at the second or later exposure to the allergen, involve certain foods, latex, medication, insect stings. It can also […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on January 15, 2016

Diabetes and medical malpractice

by Chris Kuhlman on January 7, 2016

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar (glucose). Our bodies naturally manufacture insulin, the hormone that regulates blood glucose levels and helps use glucose as an energy source. But someone with type 2 diabetes is insulin resistant, and their pancreas struggles to provide an ever-increasing amount […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on January 7, 2016

Malignant Hyperthermia

by Chris Kuhlman on September 18, 2015

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening reaction to general anesthesia. If not treated immediately, it can kill an otherwise healthy patient on the operating table. A survivor of a malignant hyperthermia episode may be left with injury to various vital organs, including the brain, as well as muscle impairment. In a malignant hyperthermia crisis, the […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on September 18, 2015

How often does the Plaintiff win in a Medical Malpractice Trial?

by Chris Kuhlman on July 27, 2015

While newspaper headlines of million dollar jury verdicts draw a great deal of attention, the majority of Plaintiffs in medical malpractice trials actually lose their cases and receive nothing.  In fact, on average, when a medical malpractice case proceeds to trial, a plaintiff has roughly a 25% chance of winning the case, which is half […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 27, 2015

Does signing a release prohibit me from filing a medical malpractice claim?

by Chris Kuhlman on July 15, 2015

Does signing a release or informed consent paperwork prohibit a medical malpractice claim if something goes wrong?   A commonly held belief by victims of medical malpractice is that by signing a release or informed consent form prior to the procedure, that they waived their ability to bring a medical malpractice claim.   This is not true. […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 15, 2015

What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case in Minnesota?

by Chris Kuhlman on July 13, 2015

What is the Statute of Limitations in Minnesota to bring a medical malpractice case? Statutes of limitation are time periods that impose a time window for an individual to bring a lawsuit.  The purpose of  a statute of limitations period is to ensure known claims are brought in a timely manner so there may be […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 13, 2015

Brief overview of a Medical Malpractice Claim in Minnesota

by Chris Kuhlman on July 9, 2015

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, a patient must prove that the negligence of a health care provider directly caused the patient to experience an unnecessary injury.   To prevail in a medical malpractice case, the Plaintiff must establish the following elements at trial: (1) the applicable standard of care accepted by the medical community for the […]

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by Chris Kuhlman on July 9, 2015