Elk & Elk Partner contributes medical-legal risk management chapter to obstetrics and gynecology textbook

Malpractice claims that arise from the area of obstetrics and gynecology are often some of the most complex and heavily scrutinized in the legal world. These claims can include neonatal or birth injury, failure to diagnose breast or cervical cancer and beyond.

Elk & Elk Partner Jay Kelley recently shared his experience in medical malpractice law in a chapter-long contribution to the seventh edition of Comprehensive Gynecology. The textbook covers key issues faced in everyday practice by healthcare providers in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology.

His chapter, Medical-Legal Risk Management, examines the definition and causes of medical malpractice in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, and strategies for increasing patient safety while decreasing the likelihood of an undesirable outcome.

In addition to speaking internationally to medical and legal groups on the topics of birth injury and medical liability, Kelley has contributed to various obstetrics, gynecology and fetal monitoring resources. His deep involvement has earned him the respect of the medical community and given him access to leading experts for his cases, which supports his notable record of settlements and verdicts.

Kelley has been a Partner at Elk & Elk since 2011, where he focuses his practice on matters of medical negligence and wrongful death arising from birth injury, surgery; oncological, cardiac and pharmaceutical product liability causes.

If you have questions about a possible claim related to your obstetric or gynecological care, don’t hesitate to contact our team of medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.