What Is The Most Common Form of Malpractice?
I am often asked what is the most common form of medical malpractice. Well, now we don’t need to rely on my opinion. We have an answer based on over 20 years of malpractice suits and payments. In 1986, Congress … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, robotic surgery, Surgical Errors
You Are “Leakage.”
Health care costs go up and up. Hospital chains get larger and larger by purchasing the practices of local doctors. These two trends are related. One of the main reasons hospitals purchase the practices of local doctors is to create … Read More
Fake Jury Verdicts.
Perhaps you have received an e-mail from a friend with a list of outrageous jury verdicts. The lists come in many flavors and with many names. Some versions are called the “Stella Awards” in “honor” of the lady who was … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fraud, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Malpractice, plaintiff, tort reform, trial, Verdicts
What To Do If You Think You May Have Been The Victim of Malpractice.
While sometimes it may be obvious that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, most times it will not be clear at all. The obvious times involve the kinds of mistakes that can’t be swept under the rug. They … Read More
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Prostate Cancer News.
The New England Journal of Medicine just published the results of a 30 year study from Scandinavia of the effect of radical prostate surgery on the risk of death from prostate cancer. The study sample was 695 men, all of … Read More
Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More
$13M Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York.
There is a lesson to be learned from every medical malpractice verdict. A recent verdict in New York City is no exception. A 43 year old wife and mother of three underwent what should have been a minor procedure to … Read More
Posted in blood infections, Doctors, Infection, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, Sepsis, Surgical Errors, Verdicts
Over the years, I have handled a number of medical malpractice cases involving pulmonary embolism, often called “PE.” Each case involved a needless death. PE is an insidious and sometimes fatal condition that is sometimes missed by doctors. Most of … Read More
More Doctor Secrecy Hurting You.
Many times I have recommended using the resources available to you to learn about your doctor before you allow him or her to make decisions that may affect you for the rest of your life. At a minimum, you should … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
Medical Secrecy and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
It seems the news has been full of stories involving Non-Disclosure Agreements, often called NDA’s. Our President has one with an adult film actress, movie producers have them with actors and actresses, the soccer star Ronaldo has one with an … Read More