What Is Driving Health Care Costs? Hint: It Is Not Medical Malpractice Claims.
You don’t need the graph above to tell you that health care costs are going up and up. Why is that? Well, the medical profession and its political enablers will tell you it is runaway medical malpractice suits. In point … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims
Medical Secrecy Harms Patients.
Medical care is shrouded in secrecy. While most doctors are good, competent, caring people, there are some who are incompetent and whose incompetence harms patients. Who are these doctors? Many in the medical profession know who the incompetents are but … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform
Infections: The Toughest Medical Malpractice Cases
Although everyone wishes it were otherwise, infections and hospitals are inextricably linked. Hospitals treat the sickest people and many of them have infections. Some of those infections have developed resistance to antibiotics. Despite programs to promote good hygiene and prevent … Read More
Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff
More Proof That Medicine Is A Business
Another day, another proof that medicine is a business, as if we needed any more proof. Many hospitals are hiring staffing companies to supply doctors to work in various parts of the hospital. This is a particularly common occurrence in … Read More
Insurance Companies Are Bragging About Their Influence in Washington
I have blogged about the bill which passed the Republican controlled House of Representatives gutting state medical malpractice laws. It is a disaster for patients. It forces each state to reduce what patients are able to recover in state courts … Read More
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