Lawyer Loses Her Race Against Cancer.
A Baltimore attorney lost her race against breast cancer last week. She also lost her chance to have her medical malpractice case decided before she died. Attorney Katrina Dennis claimed that her surgeon failed to properly advise her when he … Read More
Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, trial
New Tool Lowers Risk of Reoperation in Breast Cancer Cases
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she often faces a difficult choice. Should she only have the tumor removed, in a procedure called a lumpectomy, or should she have the entire breast removed, in a procedure called a … Read More
Mammograms and Unnecessary Cancer Treatment
My partner has often written about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and the decision making process that goes along with them, noting that often the treatment is unnecessary or that it is worse than the disease. Well, it … Read More
Medical Malpractice Claims Can and Should Lead to Better Care
In 1976, in response to problems in the medical malpractice insurance marketplace in Massachusetts, the Harvard medical institutions created a captive insurance company, Controlled Risk Insurance Company (“CRICO”). Over the years, CRICO has created a database of medical malpractice claims … Read More
Posted in Breast Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Secrecy
Genetic Tests – The Future of Medicine and Malpractice?
Wouldn’t you know, the day after I post an entry about the marvels of genetic testing, Angelina Jolie puts an exclamation point on my point! By now, I am sure you have heard that the actress has joined an ever … Read More
Breast Cancer Ovediagnosis not a Defensive Medicine Response to Malpractice Lawsuits
A common criticism of our civil justice system is that medical malpractice lawsuits force doctors to practice defensive medicine – that is ordering tests they might not otherwise do at great and unnecessary expense to avoid being sued. Many tests and procedures are very good at identifying … Read More
Light Drinking Increases Risk of Breast Cancer in Women
The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study which links light drinking to an increased risk of breast cancer in women. The study, the largest of its kind, followed more than 100,000 women for nearly 30 years and … Read More