Valleywide Legal Blog

Drug Companies – Foxes Guarding the Chicken Coop

There has been no shortage of bad press for drug manufacturers, almost all of of it for good reason.  They appear willing to do just about anything to make a buck.  Hide the results of research documenting drug’s dangers.  Price … Read More

Posted in drug companies |

Politicians Continue to Fail Us on Healthcare

The annual report by the Commonwealth Fund is out again.  The Fund has as its goal the promotion of high quality health care programs with better access for the poor, for children, and for the uninsured.  Each year the Fund … Read More

Posted in Birth Injuries, Doctors, Fee for Service, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Obesity, obesity epidemic |

Medical Malpractice Payouts 2015

Last week I wrote about the National Practitioners Data Bank (“NPDB”) and the information reported to it.  While the public may not obtain data about individual payouts or individual doctors, it can obtain bulk data about malpractice payouts and there … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, tort reform, Valuing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases |

The National Practitioner Data Bank

In the late 1980’s Congress passed a series of laws which created the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”).  In an effort to promote better health care and reduce fraud, the statutes and the rules related to them require reporting of … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, Medicare, Secrecy, Verdicts |