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- When is a Surgical Error Malpractice?
Every surgery – even the most minor – poses the risk of medical error. But does every surgical error constitute as medical malpractice? Malpractice is essentially negligence.
- When Is a Physician Responsible for Stark Law Violations?
The Ethics in Patient Referrals Act or Stark Law was passed in part in 1989. Since its passage, the law has been modified frequently, most notably in 2010 with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
- Veterans Administration Patients at Risk
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Veteran’s Affairs has released a preliminary report detailing the inadequate administration of the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
- What Physicians Should Know About Restrictive Covenants
A restrictive covenant is a contract between an employee and employer that protects the employer from future losses when the employee leaves.
- How Fentanyl Prescriptions Can Be Medical Malpractice
Fentanyl is a potent narcotic drug. It is chemically similar to morphine but 80 to 100 times stronger, and is a synthetic opioid. Typically it is used to treat serious or chronic pain in patients facing serious illness, and is administered through a patch, injection, pill or even lozenge.
- Heart Surgery Infections and Malpractice
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has growing concerns that approximately 600,000 heart surgery patients could be infected with a potentially life threatening bacteria. The risk stems from contaminated heating and cooling devices commonly used during open heart surgery.
- Injuries Resulting from Breast Cancer Treatment
An alarming study by a Danish group claims that physicians, in their rush to treat women diagnosed with breast cancer, may actually do more harm than good.
- Chicago's Public Hospitals Paid Out More than $160 Million for Medical Malpractice Cases
Two of Chicago’s public hospitals have shelled out more than $160 million in the last several years, indicating that medical malpractice is a far too common problem.
- Superfluous Surgical Procedures Undermine Patient Safety
Unnecessary surgical procedures unduly cost patients time, money, and discomfort. In some cases, the surgical procedure may even put their long-term health or life at risk. In Illinois, doctors who perform superfluous surgical procedures can be held liable for the expenses and inconvenience their actions create.
- Stricter Malpractice Laws
When a patient is admitted to the hospital for surgery, his or her life is literally in the hands of the surgeon who is performing the procedure.