Medical Malpractice Secrecy.
Doctors and hospitals win 85% to 90% of the medical malpractice cases tried across this country. This percentage holds true even when the facts strongly favor the patient. Why can’t patients get a favorable verdict from their fellow citizens? There … Read More
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Malpractice Secrets in Florida.
Florida is one of the states in which the state legislature fell for the argument that there was a medical malpractice crisis that required taking away the rights of patients in order to protect doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies. … Read More
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Patients Aren’t The Only Ones Being Injured By Our Health Care System
I have written from time to time about the priority our health care system gives to making money. The most important goal for our health care system should be addressing the health issues of the patient. Instead, making money is … Read More
Thank You, Doctors, Nurses and Other Health Care Providers
In this blog, I often point out deficiencies in the health care system. Only by recognizing these deficiencies can we hope to improve the system. It is important, however, to recognize that most doctors, nurses and associated providers are good … Read More
Not All Doctors Are Created Equal.
I was going to give this post a title about getting what you pay for in medicine as in many other walks of life. Then I thought better of it. The pricing of medical care is so crazy and opaque, … Read More
Being Nice Can Be Good For Your Health.
Turns out that being nice and polite is not just the right thing to do as your mother told you, it can also affect the health care you receive. OR Which are you? Like all the rest of us, doctors … Read More
Hospitals are big business. While many may be non-profit corporations, they make lots and lots of money and they definitely do not want you to know how they do it or how to protect yourself from being overcharged. Hospitals chains, … Read More
Defensive Medicine Hurts Patients in Many Ways
Defensive medicine is the name given to actions taken by doctors, not for the primary benefit of their patients, but to reduce the chance they will be sued for medical malpractice. It is unethical and almost always detrimental to the … Read More
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Doctors win 85% to 90% of all medical malpractice trials in Arizona. The same figures apply pretty much across the United States. Doctors win cases even when there is strong evidence of negligence on their part. The most likely reason … Read More