Capitalism Can Be Bad For Your Health
Capitalism has done wonders for the world in terms of raising the standard of living for so many people. Of course, like everything else in this world, capitalism is not an unbridled blessing. It has its dark side. When it … Read More
Doctor Conflicts of Interest Are Getting Worse.
“Under no circumstances may physicians place their own financial interests above the welfare of their patients.” American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 11.2.2. Doctors rightly occupy a privileged position in our society. We entrust them with our bodies, … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hip Replacement, Hospitals, joint replacement, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical ethics, Medicare, Plastic Surgery, PODS, Prostate Cancer, Secrecy
Choosing A Lawyer.
I recently spoke to a gentleman, who lives here in Arizona, Let’s call him, Bob. Bob had been involved in an accident in another state. The accident was the fault of the other driver. The tow truck driver, who removed … Read More
Medical Malpractice or Criminal Conduct?
Last week I wrote about an ICU doctor in Ohio, who was accused of deliberately overdosing 11 of his critically ill patients with a powerful painkiller and thereby shortening their lives. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury acquitted … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Nurses, Prescription Errors, Secrecy
Lots of Developments in Treatment of Breast Cancer
There is never a good time to develop breast cancer but for women who have had the misfortune of being diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatment options have never been better than they are today. The statistics remain daunting, however, … Read More
Posted in Breast Cancer, Doctors, General Health, health, Lawsuits, Mammogram, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, science news
When Immune Systems Go Haywire
I recently lost one of my sisters to sepsis. She got an infection that lingered until her immune system couldn’t deal with it any longer and it sent her body into septic shock, which killed her. Over a quarter of … Read More
Fee For Service Isn’t Working.
Every year it is the same old story. Americans pay more per person for health care than any other developed country in the world and yet our health care outcomes don’t measure up to the other countries. We spend twice … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, healthy living, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, Nurses, Obesity, obesity epidemic
It Is The Wild West Out There.
In the movies, the wild west is always portrayed as a lawless place in which the sheriff was either outgunned or corrupt and citizens were at the mercy of the bad guys. You had to protect yourself because there was … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, PODS, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
Beware! Beware! Beware! Part II
Last week I wrote about scams being perpetrated on patients. This week the scammers took on Medicare and the health insurance industry. Over a period of five years, a woman and her doctor husband operated a surgery “institute,” which defrauded … Read More