Valleywide Legal Blog

A Helpful Prostate Cancer Finding

In past posts, I have discussed the overtreatment of low grade prostate cancers and the risks such treatment creates for patients.  There is great societal pressure to treat any cancer, even a low grade prostate cancer which is unlikely to … Read More

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Genetic Tests – The Future of Medicine and Malpractice?

Wouldn’t you know, the day after I post an entry about the marvels of genetic testing, Angelina Jolie puts an exclamation point on my point! By now, I am sure you have heard that the actress has joined an ever … Read More

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Breast Cancer Ovediagnosis not a Defensive Medicine Response to Malpractice Lawsuits

A common criticism of our civil justice system is that medical malpractice lawsuits force doctors to practice defensive medicine – that is ordering tests they might not otherwise do at great and unnecessary expense to avoid being sued.  Many tests and procedures are very good at identifying … Read More

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