malpractice

Is federal medical liability reform possible?Over the past few years, progress has clearly been made with regard to the professional liability crisis.
Malpractice reforms could ease physician burdensFor physicians tired of working under the constant threat of a malpractice suit, the signs of positive change are encouraging.
Tips for physicians to purchase the right malpractice insuranceWhat physicians must know when shopping for coverage
I didn't ask about natural substance use. Am I liable?Dr. Derm recently performed a fairly simple excision, discussed blood thinners, but failed to ask his patient about “natural” herbal intake. The patient did not take any prescription blood thinners, but did take high daily dosages of garlic and ginkgo. A lawsuit was brought against Dr. Derm. Can he really have liability for all the things people ingest these days?
Are you liable for retirement plan malpractice?Most physicians in America know all about medical malpractice risks, but many are unaware of another type of liability exposure: retirement plan malpractice.
Fractional resurfacing and the standard of careIt is important to note that where there are two or more recognized methods of diagnosing or treating the same condition, a physician does not fall below the standard of care by using any of the acceptable methods even if one method turns out to be less effective than another method.
Who gets sued: Managed care or me?Much has been written and discussed over the last decade about accountability, particularly as it applies to the issue of liability for medical decision making in the care and treatment of healthcare plan enrollees and beneficiaries.
Should this ectopic pregnancy have been diagnosed earlier?The plaintiff asserted that during the diagnostic laparoscopy, Dr A and Dr B should have detected the ectopic pregnancy in the right fallopian tube. Her attorneys claimed that based upon the plaintiff’s abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and β- hCG levels, and absent evidence of intrauterine pregnancy on ultrasound, the defendants should have presumed ectopic pregnancy and adequately evaluated the fallopian tube before discharging the patient, thus avoiding rupture.
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threatsWhen it comes to getting sued for medical malpractice, it is unfortunately more a case of “when” than “if.”
Ditch those sue happy patients for goodGetting rid of those pesky sue happy patients.