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Defensive Medicine Perhaps, but Not Overtreatments

March 18, 2016, by

In response to a print and online column titled, "Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll," The New York Times ran 2 letters that disputed the column's central argument.[4] The first letter, by California oncologist Barry Rosenbloom, argued that "the overwhelming medical care in this country is appropriate" and that articles to...
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Generic Drug Manufacturers to Face Failure-to-Warn Claims in California

March 18, 2016, by Erin M. Bosman and Julie Y. Park

On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal involving failure-to-warn claims against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers. Teva Pharms. USA Inc. v. Super. Ct., No. 13-956, 2015 WL 231967 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2015). This leaves intact the California Court of Appeal’s ruling and provides plaintiffs claiming injury from generic...
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Improving Patient Care Limits Malpractice Suits

March 15, 2016, by Kendal Gapinski

Improving a facility's quality of care may have as much of an impact on lowering the number of medical malpractice lawsuits as tort reform does, a new study suggests.

The study looked at the number of liability claims filed between 2000 and 2006 in a multi-hospital healthcare organization with locations both in...
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Obama's $215 Million "Precision Medicine Initiative" and the loss of genetic privacy

March 15, 2016, by

The use of an individual’s genetic information to design targeted treatments.

Privacy issues are of critical importance with respect to his administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative, as President Obama emphasized in his public remarks on January 30, 2015: “we’re going to make sure that protecting patient privacy is built into our efforts from...
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Pain and Suffering Claims Following Negligent Medical Treatment

March 11, 2016, by If you're involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the most contentious claim for compensation will be that for your pain and suffering.

Pain and suffering is a key part of what are called non-economic damages, which are damages that are not capable of exact calculation -- as opposed to economic damages which include things like lost earnings and medical bills. In this article we'll discuss pain and suffering damages in the context of...
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How Much of a Med-Mal Settlement Can States Claim?

March 08, 2016, by MST

The US Supreme Court is slated to hear a case that could have far-ranging implications for how states handle medical malpractice settlements.

At issue is the constitutionality of a North Carolina law that permits state officials to claim a portion of such settlements.

The case stems from a suit involving a baby girl...
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