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- Why People Are Hesitant to File Medical Malpractice Claims and Why They Shouldn’t Be
People often feel subject to things that are completely beyond their control and understanding. This is true not only of bigger forces in life, like the economy or the weather but of the small things. Few people, for example, have a deep understanding of how their phone works or how to fix their plumbing, so they defer to experts to fix things when they break.
- Meningitis Misdiagnosis Case
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently awarded more than $10 million in damages to a mother, after medical professionals failed to diagnose her infant son with meningitis.
- Are Doctors Responsible for Pain Medication Addiction?
When patients are in pain, doctors often prescribe opioid pain medications. They are effective in treating pain, but can have a dangerous side effect. For many, what begins with a doctor’s prescription ends in the vicious cycle of drug addiction.
- Defective Pacemakers, Recalls, and Alerts
A pacemaker is a medical device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to stabilize heart rhythms. Irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans, but in most cases, the defect causes no serious problems.
- Expert Witnesses Discuss Dangers of Using Forceps during Childbirth
There are many dangers in childbirth, but there are none greater than when the baby is harmed during the process. This may occur with various tools, methods or if there are complications that arise in the middle of the procedure.
- Common Legal Mistakes Made by Doctors
Health care is one of the most regulated industries in America. As doctors in private practice, a careful juggling act must occur between caring for patients, running a business, and ensuring legal compliance.
- Apology Laws and Their Effect on Malpractice Lawsuits
Apology laws have been passed in more than 30 states in an attempt to reduce malpractice lawsuits. These laws allow for physicians to freely express their condolences to patients or their families for any issues during treatment.
- What Is Healthcare Fraud and How Can You Spot It?
Healthcare has been a dominant subject in American life for many years. We talk at length about quality of care, medical errors, insurance coverage and a host of other topics relevant to the industry. Meanwhile, one of the most important aspects of our healthcare goes comparatively unnoticed.
- The Most Common Forms of Medical Errors
We take many things for granted in our daily lives. This is especially true when we place our trust in professionals and rely on their expertise for our safety and wellbeing. For example, we count on professionals to repair our automobiles, build our homes and tend to our health. When we stop to think about this fact, it can leave us with a sense of vulnerability that can understandably make us very uncomfortable.
- Kickbacks and Fraud in Our Health Care System
The health care industry in the United States is plagued by fraud, abuse and waste. In fact, it costs us up to $60 billion every year. People often think of fraud as being identity theft or fraudulent billing practices, and while those things are certainly a big problem in our current system, fraud often occurs in the form of “kickbacks.”