A recent editorial in the Boston Herald that discusses and seemingly endorses a recent proposal by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to drive down medical malpractice lawsuits and costs is hardly without its critics.
A medical malpractice lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania parents in Blair County following the death of their infant son has resulted in the state's Supreme Court reaching back to retroactively apply a ruling from an earlier case. The Court's decision disallows an "error in judgment" defense that resulted in an April 2009 verdict for the doctor who was the defendant in the case, and grants the parents a new trial.
Physician and medical malpractice attorney Deborah Maliver is decidedly of the view that justice delayed in one of her cases will not equate to justice denied.
Updates on Three Medical Malpractice Cases Involving EHR's
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Judge orders delay in civil trial over Post-Gazette news article, Sept. 20, 2011
Robert Peck, the president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, is a scholar of American constitutional law and the historical development of its bedrock principles.
The specter of compromised medicine and even acts of medical malpractice arises whenever conflict of interest exists in medical research, given the ability of payoffs, gifts and other forms of remuneration to potentially undermine integrity in scientific methods.
Dean Clinic, a Madison, Wisconsin-based health clinic with scores of locations throughout the state, is facing potential medical malpractice litigation stemming from diabetic patients' possible exposure to blood-borne diseases while they were being taught by a Dean Clinic nurse how to test their blood sugar levels and inject insulin. Those patients are now being tested for hepatitis and HIV.
The state of California has a program pursuant to which the state identifies medical malpractice acts occurring at California medical facilities, fines those hospitals or clinics for instances when those errors harm or kill patients, and then puts the collected money into a fund to improve patient safety.
Doctors routinely tell patients to start getting their flu shots this time of year, but there is a certain inconsistency in the message, namely this: Many of those same doctors don't pay heed to their own advice.
If you are a patient in an emergency room setting, you're undoubtedly focused predominantly -- even solely -- on the illness or injury that got you there, if you're even responsive at all.