On November 6, 2012, Firm Partner Bill Settles spoke to a group of students in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Clarkson College. The topic of the presentation was “Common Charting Errors”. Mr. Settles frequently teaches classes concerning medical-legal issues to nursing and medical students, residents and fellows in all specialties of medicine, and office managers and hospital administrators. Mr. Settles’ presentation explained the purposes of medical charting, described the use of the medical chart in litigation, and set forth common charting pitfalls for practitioners to avoid. The purpose of the presentation was to familiarize the students with the litigation process and to provide them with pointers that may help them avoid being sued. It has been the Firm’s experience that good charting practices are the best defense to medical malpractice claims, and we attempt to reinforce those practices to young practitioners whenever possible.
Matt Bock Graduates From the Leadership Omaha Class 34
Partner Matthew Bock recently graduated from the Leadership Omaha Class 34, along with other future community leaders from his class. Leadership Omaha is a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber that consists of a ten month study of community issues to promote leaders to strengthen and transform the community. This is the 34th year of Leadership Omaha, one of the longest running community leadership programs in the nation.
The Firm Welcomes Daniel Hassing
The Firm welcomes Daniel Hassing as an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Hassing graduated, cum laude, from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with degrees in Spanish and Psychology. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law where he graduated with high distinction and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif, an honary society recognizing the top students of each graduating class. Following graduation, Mr. Hassing served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable William Connolly, a Justice on the Nebraska Supreme Court.