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
Secrecy Plus The Desire For Profits Equals Patient Deaths
Over the years I have discussed a number of topics which relate to patient safety. These include secrecy, money, training, medical ethics, and surgical experience. Every once in a while a story comes along which touches on all of these … Read More
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
The Bad Doctor Problem.
What happens to bad doctors? By bad doctor I mean those who malpractice over and over. Turns out that a lot of them are still out there malpracticing. A recent article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine looked … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
“The Computer Will See You Now.”
Artificial intelligence is reshaping the world and medicine is one of the areas in which it is changing things rapidly with much more to come. Dr. Eric Topol wears many hats. He is a cardiologist, a professor of genomics, director … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, medical charts, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, science news, Secrecy
To Autopsy Or Not?
When a loved one dies, the family they leave behind are understandably grief stricken. Senses are numbed, tears are shed, final arrangements are made, often in a haze of grief. Questions about why the loved one died and whether medical … Read More
Posted in Autopsy, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical charts, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
Black Box Medicine: It’s A Thing.
We have all heard about the self-driving cars that are coming to a highway near you in the not-too-distant future. They are powered by artificial intelligence (“AI”). We had a fatal accident here in Arizona last year when a self-driving … Read More
The Medical Malpractice System Favors Doctors.
Here is more evidence, if more evidence is needed, that the medical malpractice system favors doctors. It is in the form of a report published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a publication by and for doctors. The … Read More