Three KGS Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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Congratulations to Mandy J. Kamykowski, Ryan J. Gavin and Jenifer C. Snow for recognition as 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.  Ryan is being honored as a Super Lawyer for the second year while this is the first year Mandy has been named to the list (both have previously been recognized as Rising Stars).  Jenifer is being recognized as a 2019 Rising Star. Super…

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Ryan Gavin To Present on Opioid Malpractice Claims

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KGS partner Ryan J. Gavin was invited to present at the 15th Annual Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit in Uncasville, Connecticut on September 11, 2019.  The subject of Ryan’s presentation will be Chronic Pain Management Claims and the Opioid Epidemic.  Information regarding the conference may be found here:  http://www.medicalliabilityconference.com/.

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Ryan Gavin Published Regarding Insurance Producer Errors & Omissions Claims

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Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith partner Ryan J. Gavin was recently published in Riding the E&O Line – the newsletter of the Professional Liability Committee of Defense Research Institute.  The article discusses the viability and defense of breach of fiduciary liability claims against insurance agents and brokers.  The newsletter and article may be found here:  http://www.dri.org/docs/default-source/webdocs/newsletters/2019/riding-the-e-o-line_volume_11_issue_3.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

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Trial Victory For Otolaryngologist In Case Alleging Surgical Negligence

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Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C. attorneys Ryan J. Gavin and Mariel Taylor successfully defended an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) and her practice group in a case alleging malpractice during the performance of endoscopic sinus surgery.  The last pre-trial settlement demand was for more than $1,000,000.  The plaintiffs asked for damages of almost $2,800,000 in closing argument.  The jury, after almost four hours…

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DIVIDED COURT OF APPEALS PANEL ALLOWS “SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE” WITH THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AFFIDAVIT REQUIREMENT OF R.S.Mo. §538.225

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  Medical malpractice actions in Missouri are subject to the requirements of R.S.Mo. §538.225. This statute requires counsel for plaintiffs pursuing medical negligence actions to file an affidavit stating that he or she has secured the written opinion of an appropriately qualified health care provider attesting to the merit of the malpractice claim. The statute expressly provides that “a separate…

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