Valleywide Legal Blog

Women Doctors Better than Men?

Might women doctors be better than men?  They are if you believe a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  When investigators compared hospital readmission and mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by male and female physicians, those treated by female patients fared … Read More

Posted in General Health, healthy living, Hospitals, Uncategorized |

Second Opinions Can Save Your Life

For many years I have been discussing the importance of a second opinion as a way to avoid being the victim of medical mistake.  Doctors are only human and we do not know as much about the human body as … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, health, Health Care Costs, medical errors, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis |

Medical Errors – Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Here is something to think about when the Republicans come to take away your right to sue for medical malpractice: Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.  The only things more likely to kill … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Defensive Medicine, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform |

Medical Malpractice Can Send You to Jail

Medical malpractice can not only hurt you physically, it can send you to jail.  In what has now been recognized to be a case of misdiagnosis, a mother and her boyfriend were sent to jail when a doctor mistakenly told … Read More

Posted in Doctors, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis |