“Blame The Patient”
“Blame the patient” is Play #2 in the medical malpractice defense lawyer’s playbook. Play #1, of course, is “Deny, deny, deny.” “Blame the patient” is #2 because it is so effective. It plays into the human nature of the members … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, heart attack, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, plaintiff, Prescription Errors, trial
The Coming (?) Telehealth Revolution.
The telehealth revolution is either coming or it is already here. It depends on whom you ask. Regardless of whom you ask, they will be quick to tell you that more is on the way. As with any fast-growing field, … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, General Health, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, science news, Vaccines
Small Town Hospitals And The Profit Motive.
If you live in a small town, you probably have a problem obtaining quality health care. Big cities get the big hospitals and lots of doctors practicing every medical specialty you can think of. Small towns get what is left. … Read More
Your Medical Records Access Is Changing
You have a right to see your medical records. Recent changes in the law and in federal regulations are increasing your rights in this area. Know your rights and take advantage of them. If you have received medical treatment in … Read More
Medication Errors Are A Persistent Problem.
Medication errors can and do kill and injure patients in hospitals, outpatient clinics and as a result of doctor ordered prescriptions. There are literally thousands of medications, which can be prescribed for patient use. Many have confusing names. Many have … Read More
More Hospital Hide The Ball.
After years of fighting the proposal, hospitals in the United States were finally required to disclose their prices for the various services they provide. The battle was long, hard and expensive. Unsurprisingly, many hospitals and hospital chains are still in … Read More
Tort Reform Fails to Deliver.
A recurring theme in American political life is the insistence that consumers are the victims of rapacious medical malpractice lawyers, who sue at the drop of a hat and whose actions raise health care costs for all of the rest … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice damages caps, Medical Negligence, tort reform
Nurses Have It Rough.
Nurses are critically important health care workers. They do most of the work of providing health care but get little of the rewards. They work long and often inconvenient hours for not a lot of pay. They are exposed to … 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
Understanding Medical Terminology.
In my job as an attorney representing victims of medical malpractice, it is critically important to be able to read and understand medical records and to be able to examine and cross-examine doctors, who appear as defendants or witnesses. Both … Read More