Valleywide Legal Blog

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Are Taking Us For A Ride

In 2003, Congress made a major change to Medicare.  In the hopes of reducing costs through privatization, it created what are called Medicare Advantage plans.  The idea was that private companies would be paid a fixed amount to provide Medicare … Read More

Posted in Fee for Service, Fraud, General Health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, medical charts, Medical Costs, Medicare, Secrecy |

New Hope For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer afflicting human beings.  85% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will live less than five years following their diagnosis.  Looking at it another way, although only 3% of all … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Doctors, health, Lung Cancer, Medical Costs, medical research, science news |

Medication Errors Are Easy To Make.

A few months ago I wrote about the Tennessee nurse who was criminally prosecuted for administering the wrong medication to a patient.  The medication resulted in the patient’s death and the nurse was convicted of negligent homicide.  One of the … Read More

Posted in Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Devices, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medication Errors |

Women With Heart Disease Just Can’t Catch A Break.

Women get the short end of the stick in a lot of areas of life.  Health care is one of them.  Heart disease, the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States today, does not present … Read More

Posted in Doctors, health, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Misdiagnosis, Obesity |

Doctors Behaving Badly.

Doctors are not immune to the mores of the society around them.  It seems that everywhere we look today, we see a coarsening of society.  Past generations may have cursed, but they didn’t do it all the time or loudly … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Hospitals, medical ethics, Medicare, Nurses, Secrecy |