Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense

August 21, 2018

The appeals to the case, Mitchell v. Shikora et al., center on the question of whether evidence concerning the known risks and complications of a surgical procedure is relevant to the question of negligence.

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

August 09, 2018

Practices that don't have specific cyber insurance often have some limited coverage through their malpractice or general business policies.

First Opioid Lawsuit Targeting Pharmacy Benefit Managers

April 20, 2018

Allegations are likely to be that PBMs allowed a greater amount of opioids to be permitted in communities than could be supported based on the legitimate medical needs of the community.

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

By April 11, 2018

Results showed that the average post-SI incidence rate of harmful events at JMH was 13% lower (estimate=-0.1368, RR-0.8721, P=0.0109) compared to the 2 pre-SI years on record.

He Said, She Said: Clinician Sued After Patient Suffers Severe Drug Reaction

By February 07, 2018

It is essential to document warnings, especially significant ones, like this.

Legal, Ethical Issues Involved in Voluntary Refusal to Eat and Drink

November 07, 2017

Patients, families, clinicians must consider clinical, ethical, legal aspects of VSED to hasten death.

Court Weighing Case with Potentially Major Medical Liability Implications

October 13, 2017

When the defendants moved to have the award reduced to match the cap, the three-judge appellate court panel ruled the cap unconstitutional, saying that it was "arbitrary" and that it denied some victims equal protection.

Washington High Court Upholds Precedent in Interstate Liability Case

July 19, 2017

The case relates to a fatality resulting from injuries that occurred during a high-school football game in Washington State.

Is it Lawful for Patients to Record Doctor Visits?

By July 11, 2017

Thirty-nine of the 50 states and the District of Columbia have the 'single-party consent' rule, meaning that if only one party - the physician or patient - wish to covertly record an encounter then they are legally entitled to do so.

Senate Releases Health Care Bill Ahead of Vote

June 23, 2017

The proposed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was released yesterday by Senate Republicans. A debate and vote on the bill is expected to take place on the Senate floor next week.

Poll: One in Five Support Repeal of Affordable Care Act

May 05, 2017

According to the poll results, 21% of adults want to repeal and replace the health reform law, while two-thirds want the law kept in place and improved where needed, while 8% want the law kept as is, without changes.

AHCA Passes House But Likely Faces Senate Resistance

By May 04, 2017

The bill passed the House with one vote to spare, at 217-to-213.

Online Reviews Pose Pitfalls to Doctors in Possible HIPAA Violations

April 05, 2017

Even if the patient discloses their diagnosis, by responding the physician could be in violation of HIPAA.

Verdict Announced for Pharmacist at Center of NECC Meningitis Outbreak

By March 22, 2017

The 2012 outbreak sickened over 700 and killed 64 people.

Poll Finds 60% Not in Favor of New Health Care Proposals

March 15, 2017

The increase in the health law's popularity is largely due to an increase in support among independents, with approval at 50%.

ACA Medicaid Expansion Linked to Longer Wait Times for Care

March 09, 2017

Researchers assessed states that implemented the ACA Medicaid provision during 2014 or 2015.

ACA Replacement Plan Revealed

By March 07, 2017

Among the biggest changes in the proposed legislation is the elimination of current income-based subsidies for purchasing insurance, which would be substituted with age-based tax credits.