Two legal issues were addressed recently by the Iowa Supreme Court involving an arbitration clause in a nursing home contract and, if non-parties to the contract, have a right to a jury trial. Reaching their answer the Court goes through the history of wrongful death law in Iowa and who has the right to bring…

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Medical malpractice cases are expert witness driven.  Even though we may feel the care received was negligent, all elements of a medical practice claim must be supported by competent expert witness testimony. Prevailing in a medical malpractice case To prevail, you the plaintiff, the person bringing the case must prove, by a preponderance (more likely…

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