malpractice risk

The next malpractice crisis? Failure to recommend genetic testing could put doctors at risk
Female dermatologists sued less often than male counterpartsAlthough most malpractice cases against dermatologists are abandoned, withdrawn or dismissed, communication with patients may minimize liability.
Informed consent Is evolving: Now what?Dr. Surgery undertook a weekend blepharoplasty course at a well-respected, nationally recognized occuloplastic surgery program. He has since performed three procedures. Dr. Surgery covered the risks with his patients and received both oral and written consent. His third patient unfortunately suffers the rare complication of retrobulbar hematoma and blindness and sues. Should he be concerned?
The best of times or the worst of times? A tale of two surveysOb/gyns' fear of being sued may be disproportionate to the frequency of malpractice claims.