Technology Comes For The Humble Stethoscope.
Two hundred years ago, a Frenchman invented a tube with which he could listen to heart and lung sounds. This was the first stethoscope. Heart disease is one of the major causes of death throughout the world. Often the abnormalities … 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
$13M Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York.
There is a lesson to be learned from every medical malpractice verdict. A recent verdict in New York City is no exception. A 43 year old wife and mother of three underwent what should have been a minor procedure to … Read More
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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
The Walmarting of American Medicine
Where do you go when you need to see a doctor? For many Americans, the answer is no longer “to my family doctor.” Patient visits to family practice doctors have been declining for years. Many of these patients now take … Read More
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What is Holding Up Virtual Medicine?
Last month I wrote about what many health care professionals believe to be the biggest problem in medicine: lack of patient compliance. This has been offered as the reason the many new technical advances in medicine are failing to produce … Read More
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A Second Opinion Is Smart.
A second opinion can save your life and these days there is very little excuse not to get one no matter where you live. I have written about the importance of second opinions from time to time in the past. … Read More
Second Opinions Can Save Your Life
For many years I have been discussing the importance of a second opinion as a way to avoid being the victim of medical mistake. Doctors are only human and we do not know as much about the human body as … Read More
Medical Malpractice Can Send You to Jail
Medical malpractice can not only hurt you physically, it can send you to jail. In what has now been recognized to be a case of misdiagnosis, a mother and her boyfriend were sent to jail when a doctor mistakenly told … Read More