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The Medical Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar, more commonly known as Med Mal Sweeps, will be held on Monday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. in Courtroom 14A. There are some significant change this time around including: if the trial department has been set, or your trial had already been set, re-set, or vacated in a previous Med Mal Sweeps, you don’t need to attend the Aug. 7 sweeps for that case and must instead coordinate with your respective trial judge.

The Aug. 7 Med Mal Sweeps calendar will be heard in numerical case number order with the oldest case being heard first, as follows:

  • All med mal cases never set for trial, with complaints filed up to June 5, 2017 if a joint case conference report (JCCR) has been filed.
  • All med mal cases formerly assigned to departments 3, 9, 20, and 21 that have since been re-assigned as of July 1, 2017, will be called at the Aug. 7 sweeps.

A list of cases can be viewed at a link below or on the Clark County and Nevada State websites.

Contrary to prior sweeps, the discovery commissioner won’t be present to address discovery issues, because only trial-ready cases in which the trial schedule order has been established by the latest JCCR or SCHO (Scheduling Order) will be heard.

The court will work to enforce NRS 41.A.061.1, and will attempt to set all Chapter 41A Professional Negligence trials (not already scheduled) within three years of the date that the Complaint was filed. Please bring a list of all the cases at which you will be appearing to the hearing. Those who may have questions regarding the calendar can contact Tatyana Ristic at (702) 671-3633.

atty 8-7-17 MED MAL CALENDAR

August Medmal Sweeps

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During the Feb. 6 Med/Mal Sweeps, 378 cases were reviewed by Judge Jerry Wiese with attorneys present to determine if they were on track to meet the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).

Med Mal Sweeps are done annually to review cases and ensure they are on track to comply with NRS 41A.061.1(b) which states: The court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving professional negligence if the action is not brought to trial within 3 years after the date on which the action is filed.

“We called a lot of cases and we got a lot done. The sweeps offer a good opportunity for attorneys to take stock of their cases to ensure that they are moving along as they should,” said Judge Wiese. ”Court staff did an excellent job preparing and keeping things moving with this large volume of cases. I appreciate the work that all those involved put in to get this done.”

Judge Wiese enters the status check process well prepared. Each judge who handles med/mal cases provides their stack of cases and other relevant information to Judge Wiese’s judicial executive assistant Tatyana Ristic who gets things in order so the process moves like clockwork.

NRS 41A.061.1(b) http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-041a.html#NRS041ASec061

NRS 41A.061  Dismissal of action for failure to bring to trial; effect of dismissal; adoption of court rules to expedite resolution of actions.

1.  Upon the motion of any party or upon its own motion, unless good cause is shown for the delay, the court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving professional negligence if the action is not brought to trial within 3 years after the date on which the action is filed.

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The Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar (a.k.a. Med/Mal sweeps) will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., in courtroom 14A on the 14th floor.

The calendar will be heard in numerical case number order with the oldest case being heard first, as follows:

Case No. A-10-610616-C through A-15-725511-C: 2/6/17 at 8:30 a.m.

Case No. A-15-725552-C through A-16-747569-C: 2/6/17 at 1:00 p.m.

The Discovery Commissioner, Bonnie Bulla, will be available to address any discovery issues.

The court will work to enforce Nevada Revised Statute 41A.061.1, and will attempt to set all Chapter 41A Professional Negligence trials (not already scheduled) within three years of the date that the Complaint was filed.

If you have any questions regarding the status check calendar, please contact Tatyana Ristic at 702-671-3633. Please bring a list of the cases on which you will appear on to the hearing.

Judge Jerry A. Wiese II will preside over the med/mal status checks. “The med/mal sweeps are an efficient way to ensure that everyone is doing their part to comply with the statute regarding these cases. It’s a significant undertaking with a significant impact. I want to thank the judges, attorneys and staff for their work to make the sweeps successful,” said Judge Wiese.

NRS 41A.061  Dismissal of action for failure to bring to trial; effect of dismissal; adoption of court rules to expedite resolution of actions.

1.  Upon the motion of any party or upon its own motion, unless good cause is shown for the delay, the court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving professional negligence if the action is not brought to trial within 3 years after the date on which the action is filed.

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