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Medical Malpractice Concerns and Defensive Medicine

Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is a leading cause of malpractice suits filed in the US. Does fear of a lawsuit influence the behavior of pathologists interpreting breast specimens?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Most Malpractice Claims Attributed to Few Physicians

The risk of accruing another paid claim increased with each previous claim and within surgical subspecialties and obstetrics-gynecology.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Two GPs face charges of manslaughter over death of boy in 2012

Two GPs have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of a 12 year old patient who died in December 2012 in Wales.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Two GPs face charges of manslaughter over death of boy in 2012

Two GPs have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of a 12 year old patient who died in December 2012 in Wales.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Quiz: Which President Died From Malpractice?

Physicians and US presidents have had interesting relationships. See how much you know about these five.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Boards Often Overlook Physician Sexual Misconduct, Study Says

When hospitals, medical societies, and malpractice insurers report sexual misconduct to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the information usually doesn't register with state medical boards.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Hidden Malpractice Dangers in Your EHR

Although EHRs can streamline record-keeping, some of the intrinsic features could lead to trouble if you're not careful.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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German insurers call for central database of complaints against doctors

Germany’s public health insurers—who cover more than 90% of the population—have called for the government to adopt measures that would require health professionals to report all incidents of medical malpractice and create a central transparent database for collection and evaluation of the data.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Can I Lose My House if I Get Sued?

It's possible that a plaintiff malpractice award judgment could be higher than the amount of a physician's malpractice insurance coverage. What then?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Is the Medical Error Situation Getting Better?

Possible improvement in the prevalence of medical errors?; too much money for a state's malpractice compensation fund?; botched surgery renders woman infertile.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago