Valleywide Legal Blog

Research Says Hospitals Hiding Medical Negligence

Most states have rules which require hospitals to report cases where a patient is harmed by medical negligence.  Unfortunatley, many hospitals are ignoring the rules according to a report by the Depart of Health and Human Services inspector general.  Doing so … Read More

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Joint Replacement Becoming More Prevalent

A recent article in my local paper discussed the rising number of joint replacement surgeries in the United States.  Nationally, close to 1.2 million knee and hip surgeries are performed annually.  That number is expected to increase to 3.4 million over the … Read More

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Medical Malpractice Claims Hit New Low

Evidence that tort reform is unnecessary to preserve quality health care, reduce health care costs, and protect health care providers from frivolous claims continues to mount.  A new study by Public Citizen, which examined information from the National Practitioner Data … Read More

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