Valleywide Legal Blog

More Support for Second Opinions

From time to time I have suggested a second opinion as one way of being an informed consumer of medical services and avoiding medical malpractice.  A recent story in the Wall Street Journal provides more support for the proposition.  The … Read More

Posted in Doctors, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Medical Malpractice, science news |

Dirty Scopes and Deadly Bacteria Revisited

On a couple of occasions, I have written about the problems some hospitals have had properly sterilizing the endoscopes they use in certain procedures involving the gastrointestinal tract.  You can read those posts here, here and here.  The problem was … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, disclosure of medical mistakes, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Negligence, Secrecy |

Medicine Is A Business, And Don’t Ever Forget It.

There have been a couple of recent news stories which serve to remind us that medicine is a business and that the business aspects of medicine can affect our health.  The first story had to do with a vaccine for Type 1 … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, health, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical research, science news |