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How Orthopedists Can Get off the List of Most-Sued Doctors

Many patients sue their orthopedists for malpractice over predictable adverse events associated with elective procedures covered in their informed-consent forms--but which were not clearly explained.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Docs Who Practice Without Proper Med-Mal Insurance; More

Who's liable when a physician goes bare?; When a doctor fails to prevent a patient's suicide; A judge's impartiality is questioned in medical malpractice case  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Medical negligence: £109m paid out in Northern Ireland legal cases - BBC News

Almost £110m has been paid out on medical negligence cases and legal fees in Northern Ireland over a three-year period, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Can video recording revolutionise medical quality?

In June 2015, a man living in Virginia returned home from a routine colonoscopy to discover a big surprise. Hoping to record the instructions he received from medical staff, the patient had actually recorded the entire procedure on his phone. To his shock, he learnt that the anaesthesiologist and gastroenterologist had viciously insulted him while he was sedated and had entered a false diagnosis in his medical record.1 The man sued his physicians, and the jury awarded him a large payment for medical malpractice.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Can video recording revolutionise medical quality?

In June 2015, a man living in Virginia returned home from a routine colonoscopy to discover a big surprise. Hoping to record the instructions he received from medical staff, the patient had actually recorded the entire procedure on his phone. To his shock, he learnt that the anaesthesiologist and gastroenterologist had viciously insulted him while he was sedated and had entered a false diagnosis in his medical record.1 The man sued his physicians, and the jury awarded him a large payment for medical malpractice.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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10 New Malpractice Concerns, and How to Avoid Them

New guidelines, organization, and technology can create unexpected malpractice risks; being aware of these situations can help you avert them.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Doctors face fewer lawsuits when they order more tests

According to a new study, the more tests and treatments U.S. doctors prescribe for patients, the lesser the chances of them being tried for malpractice  
universityherald.com
almost 5 years ago
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Paediatrician found guilty of manslaughter after boy’s death from septic shock

A hospital doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death from septic shock of a 6 year old boy with Down’s syndrome.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Paediatrician found guilty of manslaughter after boy’s death from septic shock

A hospital doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death from septic shock of a 6 year old boy with Down’s syndrome.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Paediatrician found guilty of manslaughter after boy’s death from septic shock

A hospital doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death from septic shock of a 6 year old boy with Down’s syndrome.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Paediatrician found guilty of manslaughter after boy’s death from septic shock

A hospital doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death from septic shock of a 6 year old boy with Down’s syndrome.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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High-Spending Doctors Less Likely to Be Sued

Providing more care than necessary may work to lower a doctor's risk of being accused of malpractice, suggests a new U.S. study.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Physician Spending and Subsequent Risk of Malpractice Claims

Does practicing defensive medicine protect doctors against malpractice claims?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Malpractice and Medicine: Who Gets Sued and Why?

The Medscape 2015 Survey on Malpractice reveals the ongoing unhappiness that physicians experience with this dysfunctional system. Is there hope?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Dermatologists Wary Despite Low Malpractice Risks; More

Liability concerns affect even the least likely to be sued; these doctors want to see the public vote on caps; hospital's failure to diagnose leads to a fat award.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Physicians Favor Malpractice Screening Panels to Deter Suits

Eight in 10 physicians cited pretrial screening panels as the best way to discourage malpractice suits in a new Medscape survey. This tort reform has a disappointing track record, experts say.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
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over 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago