Valleywide Legal Blog

Some Proof of the Existence of Defensive Medicine.

John and I have written about defensive medicine on many occasions in the past.  Here is a link and here is another.  It is our belief that claims by the medical profession about the amount of defensive medicine and its … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Malpractice caps, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, tort reform |

It Shouldn’t Be A Whisper.

When a patient in a hospital has been the victim of medical malpractice, many people often know about it.  The one person who is usually not in on the secret is the patient who has been injured.  Sometimes the medical … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Defensive Medicine, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy |

What is Holding Up Virtual Medicine?

Last month I wrote about what many health care professionals believe to be the biggest problem in medicine: lack of patient compliance.  This has been offered as the reason the many new technical advances in medicine are failing to produce … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, medical research, Misdiagnosis, science news, tort reform |

Break Up The Doctor Cartel?

Medical professionals and their insurers frequently suggest that the high cost of medical care in this country is due to frivolous medical malpractice cases.  Former Congressman and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price claimed that limiting medical … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, tort reform |

Alternative Facts Drive House Malpractice Bill

The justifications put forward by the House Republicans to justify their attack on the rights of patients injured by medical malpractice are based, as they must be, on lies and misinformation.  How else to get such a blatant attack past … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, Medical Negligence, tort reform |

MRI With Contrast? Not So Fast.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a wonderful tool for seeing what is going on inside the body.  Unlike CT scans, which use x-rays, MRI’s use magnetic fields and radio wave pulses to image the organs, joints, muscles, bones and soft … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Informed Consent, science news |

Republicans in Congress Keeping Their Promise to Gut Malpractice Suits

Politicians like to come up with misleading names for their bills.   The worse the bill is for the American People, the more lovable the name they choose to divert attention from what they are actually doing.  They are true … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Fee for Service, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, Medical Negligence, medical negligence lawyers, Statute of Limitations, tort reform |

Medical Errors – Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Here is something to think about when the Republicans come to take away your right to sue for medical malpractice: Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.  The only things more likely to kill … Read More

Posted in Cancer, Defensive Medicine, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform |

Are Doctors Really That Unethical?

In a bid to gain support for limitations on medical malpractice cases, we have been promised savings in the order of “hundreds of billions of dollars” by those promoting limitations.  These savings would come in two forms.  In the first … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, tort reform |

Whither Medical Malpractice?

Republicans now control both houses of Congress and the White House.  They have announced that one of their big goals is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and its replacement with something better.  A description of exactly what … Read More

Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, tort reform |