Jennifer L Keel’s Guides

Jennifer L Keel

Centennial Medical Malpractice Attorney.

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  1. Ingredients for a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    The burden of proof rests with the plaintiff in civil litigation, and this guide discusses the things a plaintiff must prove to prevail in a claim for medical negligence.

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  2. What is Shoulder Dystocia and What are the Risk Factors?

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    What is shoulder dystocia? Shoulder dystocia occurs when, after delivery of an infants head, the anterior shoulder (the one pointing up, towards the ceiling) gets stuck behind moms pubic bone. Shoulder dystocia can often, but not always, be resolved by the use of any of a numbe...

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  3. New Decision from the Colorado Supreme Court Affects Physician-Patient Privilege

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    In re: Ortega v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado and Lieuwen The supreme court holds that section 13-90-107(1)(d)(I), C.R.S. (2011), provides an exception to the physician-patient privilege codified in section 13-90-107(1)(d). The exception applies when a patient ins...

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  4. What is my medical malpractice case worth?

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    Determining the potential value of your medical malpractice case is an important part of representing you. Value in this context is not a personal judgment of you, but rather, a judgment of what outcome is likely able to be obtained for you, based on a number of factors. Each sta...

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  5. Types of Fee Agreements

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    There are several types of attorney fee arrangements that may be available to you. Your financial means is an important consideration in choosing the manner in which you will compensate your lawyers. Most often, medical malpractice plaintiffs cannot afford to pursue a case using ...

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  6. Subrogation Interests and Your Medical Malpractice Claim

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    What is a subrogation interest and why should I care about that? If you have an injury that was caused by negligent medical care, a successful lawsuit about that injury will almost always give rise to what is called a "subrogation interest" or "subrogation lien." If you have hea...

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  7. Top 3 Reasons Medical Malpractice Cases are Turned Down by Lawyers

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    It can be frustrating when the firm you contacted to evaluate your medical malpractice claim does not provide an explanation for why they decided not to take your case. Usually if you follow up and ask the firm why they have decided not to represent you, they will provide the ra...

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  8. What is the difference between fees and costs?

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    Describes what the difference is between fees and costs in litigation, and how firms handle recouping their costs.

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  9. What kinds of experts will I need for my medical malpractice claim?

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    A discussion of the types of experts you will need to prove your medical malpractice claim

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  10. Communicating with your lawyer--What to ask, tell, & expect

    Written by attorney Jennifer Keel, about 3 years ago.

    Hiring a lawyer is intimidating for many people, and those with medical malpractice claims may be especially wary. After all, your claim arose because the trust you placed in another professional--in this case, a medical professional--was breached and caused you injury. So placi...

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