Valleywide Legal Blog

Medical Malpractice Hurts Everyone

Medical malpractice hurts everyone.  Often it is difficult to see that this is happening.  Often it appears that only the patient and the patient’s family are harmed by medical mistakes.  We often fail to see or appreciate how far the ripples spread. … Read More

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The Myth of “Defensive Medicine”

My partner recently commented upon a new study which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine which found that “tort reform” had little to no effect on the rate at which tests were ordered or treatment given in emergency … Read More

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Medical Malpractice “Reform” Does Not Reduce “Defensive Medicine” in the Emergency Department

Those who favor radical changes in the way health care professionals are held accountable for medical malpractice often claim that frivolous lawsuits lead to wasteful spending on defensive medicine – care provided solely to protect against claims of medical negligence. Well, a … Read More

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Concussion (aka “mild traumatic brian injury”) in Personal Injury Cases

One of the most misunderstood and undercompensated, and even uncompensated, medical conditions in personal injury cases is concussion.  Concussion is also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), but the effects are often anything but mild.  Concussion and MTBI commonly … Read More

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Fear of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Not Driving Defensive Medicine

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is yet another in a long line of evidence based medical studies refuting the false notion that lawyers are filing frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits causing financial stress on … Read More

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