Valleywide Legal Blog

Health Care Costs – A Brief Follow-Up

Just a brief follow-up to yesterday’s post about the increasing cost of health care.  In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, was an article about a new niche anti-cancer drug to be marketed by Pfizer.  The company was about to cancel its … Read More

Posted in Health Care Costs |

Health Insurers – Helping or Hindering?

There was another item in the news today, as there is on so many days, about the ever-increasing cost of health care.  I have written about some of the causes of this upward spiral: increasingly sophisticated and expensive treatments; our … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs |

PSA – It’s Not Just For Guys Anymore

PSA (prostate specific antigen) is a test familiar to most men in their middle age and beyond.  PSA is a protein which is secreted by the prostate gland in men.  A rise in the blood level of PSA may indicate the presence … Read More

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Malpractice Payouts – Not as Common as You Think

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that only 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases results in payment.  At first blush, this would appear to suggest that many medical negligence cases are not well-supported.  Earlier research, however, found that … Read More

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More Malpractice Jury Myths

Myth #4:  Doctors order many expensive, unnecessary tests because they fear medical malpractice suits. Ther are two things you need to know about this myth.  In the first place, there is no way to prove it or to disprove it.  Even … Read More

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