Staggering Malpractice at the VA
A Veterans’ Administration pathologist sits in jail today. He is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three veterans who sought treatment at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Investigation has revealed that he routinely misread … Read More
Posted in Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Nurses
Generic Drug Betrayal
The promise of generic drugs is enticing: quality replacements for name-brand drugs at a fraction of the price. Regardless of whether that promise was ever anything more than an illusion, it is a proven lie today. I read two recent … Read More
Never Underestimate The Corrosive Effect Of Money
When I look back on past blog posts, I am surprised at the number of times money is involved in whatever bad thing I am writing about. Doctors, people to whom we entrust our lives and those of our family, … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Secrecy, tort reform
Fake Jury Verdicts.
Perhaps you have received an e-mail from a friend with a list of outrageous jury verdicts. The lists come in many flavors and with many names. Some versions are called the “Stella Awards” in “honor” of the lady who was … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fraud, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Malpractice, plaintiff, tort reform, trial, Verdicts
Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More
Lots of Malpractice – Be Careful Out There.
Regardless of what the medical profession would have you believe, there is a lot of medical malpractice out there. Many patients are victims but few end up suing. Most just choose to walk away. Many more were never told that … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
Medical Research – Funding and Fraud
Medical literature is frequently the gold standard when it comes to addressing issues in medical malpractice cases. Studies published in most respected journals involve research that is rigorous and well-controlled for multiple factors and biases. The scientific community and the legal community … Read More
If you have been following our blog for any period of time, you know that one of the things we often discuss is the fact that medicine is a business and the patients are its customers. Like almost all other … Read More
Third World Medicine
“Third world medicine” is how a local doctor described to me the quality of the care he is routinely seeing delivered at urgent care centers in the Phoenix area. In his practice, he is often asked to review patient charts … Read More