October 10, 2012 in Medical Legal
A key state court ruling dispels the claim that doctors have more of a duty to others than to their patients when it comes to warning them about the possible consequences of their medical condition.
October 17, 2011 in Medical Legal
How to win a lawsuit based on a lack of evidence.
October 6, 2011 in Medical Legal
A perfect (hypothetical) example of why doctors hate and fear the malpractice tort system.
February 10, 2011 in Health Policy, Medical Legal
You would think that the ER and hospital staff put forth the effort to get an accurate list of every patient’s home medications. Far too frequently, you’d be wrong.
May 26, 2010 in Medical Legal
Even malpractice litigation that is without merit and is aborted in the early litigation process incurs significant legal costs that are ultimately passed on to the health care system at large.
April 13, 2010 in Medical Legal
Like John Gotti’s lawyer denying the existence of organized crime in America, trial lawyers have been denying for years that defensive medicine exists or if it does then it’s not
April 3, 2010 in Medical Ethics, Medical Legal
Many stand on their soap boxes and proclaim that politics and patient care should not mix. But mix they do and the simple act of patient care does not strip the physician of their first amendment rights.
March 6, 2010 in Medical Legal
When the insurance company denies a requested test or procedure, physicians would be well advised to avoid expressing their opinions about this denial in the chart.
February 4, 2010 in Medical Legal
We know these people by different names. All too often they use and abuse our legal systems to spread their misery throughout the world.
February 1, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Medical Legal
Trial lawyers and Democrats already know what happens to the practice patterns of physicians when their malpractice liability goes up. That’s why Washington has all but ignored national medical malpractice reform lately.