Cancer Malpractice Litigation.
Cancer is a terrible set of diseases. Some are relatively treatable, if detected in time, while others are aggressive and nearly always fatal. Medical malpractice does not cause cancer but medical malpractice can turn a treatable cancer into a death … Read More
Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Doctors, Lawsuits, Lung Cancer, Mammogram, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Melanoma, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff |
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
Another Volley In The Alcohol Is Good/Bad For You War.
There is an old adage, often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, that beer is proof God loves us and want us to be happy. To the extent that old Ben offered an opinion on this issue, he was probably talking about … Read More
Virginia OB/GYN, Who Routinely Performed Unnecessary Surgeries, Gets Prison Time
There are predators in the medical profession. The profession is unable or unwilling to root them out. The doctor I writing about today was proven to have preyed on vulnerable women in Southern Virginia for at least ten years between … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Lawsuits, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medicare, never events, plaintiff, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform |
“Get That Money.”
That was the message to employees of a dermatology practice in the Midwest that had been purchased by a hedge fund. The bosses at the hedge fund were encouraging the employees of the dermatology practice to get more patients scheduled … Read More
The physician/patient relationship is one of the most important in our lives. We place our lives and our trust in the hands of the physicians who provide medical treatment to us and our families. We want to believe that they … Read More
Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma
A diagnosis of melanoma was often a death sentence. It was and remains today one of the most dangerous of the skin cancers. However, as science has marched on, there have been a number of developments in prevention, diagnosis and … Read More
The Role of Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases
Last week I wrote about the standard of care. Standard of care is the first element a patient must prove to win a medical malpractice case. The second element of proof is that the breach of the standard of care … Read More
Posted in Autopsy, Blood Clots, Cancer, Doctors, heart attack, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Informed Consent, Lawsuits, Lung Cancer, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, Surgical Errors, trial |
Doctors Behaving Badly.
Most of the instances of medical malpractice I see in my practice are of the unintentional variety. Someone made a mistake that ended up hurting a patient. There is another variety of medical malpractice, however, and my partner and I … Read More
Defensive Medicine is a Fraud.
Defensive medicine is the name doctors give to the tests or treatment they admit are unnecessary but they order anyway out of what they claim is fear of being sued for malpractice. It is an unethical fraud and the doctors … Read More
Posted in Cancer, Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Infection, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, tort reform |