Doctors -- especially surgeons -- across the country, from Pittsburgh to Pasadena, are often not particularly amenable to listening about patients' gripes concerning the medical care they've received.
Drug counterfeiting has the acute attention of federal regulators, for good reasons.
This blog post follows up on the immediately preceding post, which cites the disillusionment and outright anger that many consumer advocacy groups have with the perceived social and economic benefits of tort reform as applied to medical malpractice recoveries.
The Center for Justice & Democracy (CJD) is based out of the New York Law School and is an advocacy group self-described as "the only national consumer organization in the country exclusively dedicated to protecting our civil justice system."
Frankly, how much good is a computerized drug warning alert doing if drug prescribers and other hospital personnel seeing an alert simply override it more than 95 percent of the time?
It may not be hospital negligence or an act of medical malpractice committed by a physician that harms a patient, but an insurers' bad-faith and fraudulent acts in overbilling the Medicare and Medicaid programs serve equally to undermine health care in the United States.
Metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements were once lauded as next-generation technology that would spell a blessing to scores of thousands -- if not millions -- of patients throughout the world.
In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Western Psych), many hard questions are being asked.