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Rick Shapiro

Doctors Remain Silent When Medical Mistakes are Made by Other Physicians

“No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.” This is an excerpt from a poem by John Donne.  Though he was not describing the medical community in his […]

Rick Shapiro

Medical Malpractice Costs and Other Widely held Beliefs that are False

Many times we believe something simply because we have been told or heard it several times.  An example would be that if you touch a baby bird its mother won’t take it back or maybe you’ve heard that the Great […]

Randy Appleton

Investigation Reveals Veterans’ Heightened Risk Of Overmedication

An alarming investigation by CBS News has uncovered that veterans coming home from the battlefield may face unexpected dangers while receiving treatment from Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. The recent report found that veterans have been dying of accidental medication overdoses […]

Mark Favaloro

Georgia Mulls Massive Changes To Medical Malpractice Laws

In a surprising alliance of typically opposing forces, a group of attorneys and doctors have come together to fight against a proposed sweeping change to Georgia’s medical malpractice laws. The change being considered by lawmakers would be the first of […]

Jim Lewis

Tort Reform is a Failed Experiment

Tort reform, a hotly debated issue in the legal community, is proving a failed experiment. A jury in one of New York’s most conservative counties recently returned a $130 million dollar verdict in a medical malpractice case, the second-largest in the […]

Rick Shapiro

Report Uncovers Massive Holes In Physician Database

A recent report by Public Citizen uncovered glaring holes in a key government-run database meant to identify doctors and other health care providers who may not be fit for employment. The report found that the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) […]

Mark Favaloro

Harford MD Jury Awards $958,000 in Medical Malpractice Suit

The surviving family members and the estate of a woman who died after she received an overdose of pain medication after surgery recently won a settlement of $958,000, according to The Daily Record in Harford County, Maryland. The woman was […]

Mark Favaloro

Medical Malpractice Suit Underway for Liposuction Death

A woman in Marietta, GA passed away during a liposuction surgery, where the surgeon allegedly anesthetized her with a rag soaked with propofol and stuffed it in her mouth. He also allegedly pierced her liver, according to the lawsuit documents […]

Mark Favaloro

Survey Reveals Interesting Facts Regarding Medical Malpractice Claims

A recent survey published in Physicians Weekly discussed some interesting statistics associated with medical malpractice. The survey revealed which specialties experience the most med mal lawsuits as well as surprising data about the success rate and financial compensation associated with […]

Randy Appleton

Study on Endoscope Sterilization Produces Disturbing Results

According to a paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) last month, a study conducted at five hospitals across the country found that three out of twenty flexible gastrointestinal (GI) […]