Valleywide Legal Blog

More Evidence of Hospital Malpractice

Some hospitals are making treatment decisions on the basis of the money they will make as opposed to what is in the best interests of the patient.  This is especially problematic as hospitals continue to buy doctor practice groups and gain … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Medicare |

Medical Malpractice Reform: Another Study Shows It Is Ineffective

Politicians who urge that states and the federal government adopt medical malpractice reform, also called tort reform, promise that it will make medicine better and cheaper for all.  They have no proof to support their claims but that doesn’t slow them … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Costs, Medical Malpractice, tort reform |

Hospitals Underreport Medical Errors

Medical malpractice is an unfortunate fact of life in modern hospitals.  Errors occur on a daily basis.  The good news, if there is any, is that most of the errors don’t actually kill or permanently injure the patient.  The really … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medicare, never events, Nurses |