Large Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements.
The first thing to know about large medical malpractice verdicts and settlements is that the data surrounding them is largely unreliable. The reason for this is at least twofold. With regard to verdicts, the verdict which is reported to the … Read More
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Never Underestimate The Corrosive Effect Of Money
When I look back on past blog posts, I am surprised at the number of times money is involved in whatever bad thing I am writing about. Doctors, people to whom we entrust our lives and those of our family, … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Secrecy, tort reform
Malpractice Myths Don’t Match The Facts.
Last week I wrote about a study which examined over 20 years of reports to the National Practitioners Data Bank about payments made on behalf of doctors to resolve medical malpractice claims. I discussed the study findings about the most … Read More
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You Are “Leakage.”
Health care costs go up and up. Hospital chains get larger and larger by purchasing the practices of local doctors. These two trends are related. One of the main reasons hospitals purchase the practices of local doctors is to create … Read More
What To Do If You Think You May Have Been The Victim of Malpractice.
While sometimes it may be obvious that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, most times it will not be clear at all. The obvious times involve the kinds of mistakes that can’t be swept under the rug. They … Read More
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Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More
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
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Medical Secrecy and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
It seems the news has been full of stories involving Non-Disclosure Agreements, often called NDA’s. Our President has one with an adult film actress, movie producers have them with actors and actresses, the soccer star Ronaldo has one with an … Read More
Why Does Medical Malpractice Happen Over and Over?
I have been doing some reading into the issues surrounding attempts to reduce medical errors and thereby reduce the incidence of patients injured by them. Experts who study this problem agree that one of the biggest problems is that health … Read More