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Steven J. Klearman

Battery in Nevada Medical Malpractice Cases

A battery in civil law is an intentional and offensive touching of a person who has not consented to the touching. A physician who performs a medical procedure without the patient’s consent commits a battery irrespective of the skill or care […]

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Donor Network Sued By Family for Fraud

The Nevada Donor Network is being sued by three sisters that allege the nonprofit was misleading when a representative convinced them to allow tissue to be harvested from their mother. The suit alleges, that when their mother died unexpectedly, the […]

Steven J. Klearman

Personal Injury Attorney Fees Explained

Are you in need of a personal injury attorney but the whole process is daunting and confusing? Especially when it comes to understanding the fees involved? Rest assured, it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Below is a breakdown of […]

Steven J. Klearman

TB Outbreak at Summerlin Hospital Spurs Several Lawsuits

A tuberculosis outbreak in Summerlin Hospital last year, in the Neonatal Intensive care unit, has prompted nearly 200 people to file a lawsuit alleging they have been impacted by the hospital and its poor practices. Thousands of people were notified […]

Steven J. Klearman

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In Nevada, as in the U.S., there are two primary means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) utilized by those in the legal system. The first is arbitration, where a lawyer or a judge oversees a case, generally in a more […]

Steven J. Klearman

Doctor and Nurse Vacancies Soar

Sometimes my clerks or a niece or a nephew will talk to me about career choices. I tend to recommend careers in both law and medicine. Forbes reports today that doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20% at hospitals: […]

Steven J. Klearman

Allstate Wins Suit Against Chiropractor For Inflated Accident Claims

A federal racketeering lawsuit that alleged a Nevada chiropractor and his businesses conspired to submit inflated claims for patients injured in auto accidents was won by Allstate Insurance for $7 million. In June, U.S. District Judge James Mahan sided with […]

Steven J. Klearman

Insurer’s Duty: Nevada Lawsuit Over Hepatitis C

UnitedHealth Group Inc. is under fire in a Nevada, defending allegations that it is responsible for the actions of a Las Vegas doctor who allegedly gave his patients Hepatitis C by mishandling…

Steven J. Klearman

AAJ: House Medical Liability Bill “Beyond Extreme”

The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Gibson Vance in response to H.R. 5, a “medical liability reform” bill that was introduced in January in…

Steven J. Klearman

No Nondelegable Duty for Hospitals in Nevada

In general, employers are not vicariously liable for the acts of independent contractors. However, an exception exists where an absolute nondelegable duty is imposed. If an absolute nondelegable…