More Doctor Secrecy Hurting You.
Many times I have recommended using the resources available to you to learn about your doctor before you allow him or her to make decisions that may affect you for the rest of your life. At a minimum, you should … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
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
I’ll Take Lobbying for $2 Billion, Alex.
The answer is, “They spent $2.3 billion on lobbying over the last 20 years.” If you answered, “What is the pharmaceutical lobby?,” you won. Actually, you didn’t win. You lost because all that drug money flowing into Washington did exactly … Read More
Secret Conflicts of Interest
By now I am sure it is common knowledge that doctors are often paid by drug companies and by the manufacturers of medical devices. There is a strong correlation between the amount of a company’s drugs a doctor prescribes and … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, drug companies, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, medical research, science news, Secrecy
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
More Doctors Behaving Badly
As I have often said, most doctors are caring professionals who would not dream of being disrespectful to their patients. On the other hand, doctors are human and there are regular incidents of doctors behaving badly. Sometimes their actions are … 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
Medical Errors: A Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
We like to tell ourselves that we value life. When a tragedy occurs, we often search for solutions to try and prevent it from occurring again. Highway safety is a good example. Around 40,000 people die in highway accidents each … Read More
Posted in Autopsy, Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform