Valleywide Legal Blog

Medical Malpractice in Hospitals Kills 100,000 People Each Year

Want to know some sobering statistics about medical malpractice in hospitals, consider the following: 100,000 preventable deaths occur each year in hospitals as a result of medical negligence (source:  Institute of Medicine) 86% of harms done to hospital patients go unreported … Read More

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Breast Cancer Ovediagnosis not a Defensive Medicine Response to Malpractice Lawsuits

A common criticism of our civil justice system is that medical malpractice lawsuits force doctors to practice defensive medicine – that is ordering tests they might not otherwise do at great and unnecessary expense to avoid being sued.  Many tests and procedures are very good at identifying … Read More

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