Improving Hospital Care
Anyone who has ever been a hospital patient or who has had a loved one in the hospital has seen errors in care. They occur on almost a daily basis and they come in all shapes and sizes. Modern medical … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
Settling The Wrongful Death Case
Most of the cases I handle involve significant and terrible injuries. No case, however, involves more misery and sadness than a wrongful death case. I never get to meet the deceased person. I meet the loved ones they left behind. … Read More
2018 Malpractice Payments
The National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) was established by Congress in 1986 to be a repository of information about malpractice payments and matters affecting the privileges and licensing of physicians and other health care professionals. All malpractice payments made on … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, tort reform, Valuing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Verdicts
Passing the Malpractice Buck in Florida
By 2004, Florida voters had had enough. They passed a constitutional amendment to stop bad doctors from continuing to malpractice. The idea was a simple one: If there there three instances of malpractice, a doctor would not be allowed to … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, Verdicts
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
Misdiagnosis – A Leading Cause of Malpractice.
Some recent reports show that misdiagnosis is a leading cause of medical malpractice. This is not news to me or to anyone who represents patients and families injured by malpractice. Diagnosis is hard. Diseases and illnesses don’t always present with … Read More
Secrecy and More Secrecy
I swear it is not just me. While I have been concerned about the effects of secrecy in health care and malpractice litigation for some time, the news lately is just full of stories about patients being kept in the … Read More
Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, Arizona Medical Board, Defensive Medicine, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medicare, Secrecy
Medical Malpractice Victims in Canada Face Many of the Same Problems You Do.
As any observer of medical malpractice in the United States knows, there is a lot of malpractice out there but few of the victims make a claim and fewer still make a financial recovery. Turns out things aren’t much better … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Lawsuits, Malpractice costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Valuing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Does Telemedicine Increase Malpractice?
Telemedicine allows consumers to use their smartphones or tablets to consult with a health care provider remotely and to get treatment and advice. All you have to do is to google telemedicine and you will find many providers offering you … Read More