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Steven J. Klearman

RAND Study Finds Correlation Between Hospital Safety and Malpractice Suits

In the first study of its kind, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) found that as adverse events in hospitals decreased, medical malpractice claims decreased as well.
While the study may…

Steven J. Klearman

Texas Nurse Acquited at Trial for Reporting Doctor's Unsafe Practice

A Texas nurse who notified the state medical board of a doctor’s unsafe practices found herself on trial for a third-degree felony with the possibility of up to ten years in jail and up to a…

Steven J. Klearman

Illinois Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Unconstitutional

Since 2004, Nevada statute has limited jury awards in medical malpractice actions to $350,000 for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Illinois has a similar statute, which limits…

Steven J. Klearman

Affidavit Requirement in Med Mal Cases Applies to Professional Medical Corporations and Nurses

Nevada statute NRS 41A.071 requires that a complaint for medical malpractice be accompanied by an affidavit prepared by a medical expert: If an action for medical malpractice or dental malpractice…

Steven J. Klearman

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…

Steven J. Klearman

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,…

Steven J. Klearman

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…

Steven J. Klearman

Stand up for Patients' Rights! Urge Your Representative to Say YES to AB495.

In 2004, voters approved Question 3, known as the Keep Our Doctors in Nevada (KODIN) initiative. The legislation cut the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice suit from two years…

Steven J. Klearman

Bill Introduced to Expand Nevada's "Good Samaritan" Law

Nevada Legislators introduced Bill AB200 on March 5, aimed at expanding Nevada’s Good Samaritan Law. Under existing law in Nevada, many medical professionals are shielded from civil liability for…

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Legislators Propose Tougher Health Care Regulations

A year after procedures involving the reuse of syringes at the Endoscopy Center of Nevada led to a hepatitis C outbreak, Nevada legislators have proposed new regulations to require higher standards…