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How to get your doctor to do what you want

September 05, 2016, by Pamela Wible

Follow these seven simple steps to get your doctor to do what you want.

1. Get organized. Be clear about what you need from your appointment. Make a comprehensive list of all the issues you want to discuss — and your ideal outcomes for each. Patients who are proactive and organized can...
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agree to procedure
agree to procedure
A good relationship
A good relationship

Florida doctors driving up medical costs and lining their pockets

August 30, 2016, by By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

Medical Costs Rise as Retirees Winter in Florida

Medical testing is a huge industry in the United States, with prices that are highly variable in different parts of the country. And while Medicare — the government insurance program for those over 65 or with disabilities — strictly regulates the price of tests...
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World view
World view
Quality or just expensive care
Quality or just expensive care

Is your Hospital guilty of negligence?

August 25, 2016, by Susan Justice

Risk of patient harm is high in both slow and busy hospitals!

When surgeons at a hospital perform a low volume of cases of certain procedures, patients are at a higher risk of suffering death or serious complications than if the surgeons and hospitals have more experience, according to analysis from U.S....
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The real emergency is quality of care
The real emergency is quality of care
The truth is black and white
The truth is black and white

Will the law be changed to protect doctors and prevent medical malpractice suits?

August 17, 2016, by HCMP Legal counsel's opinion

Is malpractice reform even a  reality:

Legislation prohibiting recourse against a certain class of tort feasor would almost certainly be found unconstitutional at the state level and absolutely unconstitutional at the federal level. UNLESS conservatives want to offer up physicians as the test case to get all professional liability case banned....
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The costs of cases
The costs of cases
Whats right in America
Whats right in America

Actionable Malpractice - stage 4

August 11, 2016, by Administration

Patient's Contributory or Comparative Negligence
As malpractice is a form of negligence, defenses that are generally allowed against general claims of negligence are also viable against claims of malpractice. These might include the following defenses:
• The patient was also negligent and caused much of his or her own harm
• The patient failed to mitigate...
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Exposing the truth
Exposing the truth
The damage cannot be helped
The damage cannot be helped

Actionable Malpractice - stage 3

August 06, 2016, by Administration

Gross Negligence
Within the context of medical malpractice, the term "gross negligence" refers to conduct so reckless or mistaken as to render itself virtually obvious to a layman without medical training. Examples include a surgeon amputating the wrong limb or leaving a surgical instrument inside a body cavity of the patient. Some...
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No explaination will do
No explaination will do
Think first, avoid mistakes!
Think first, avoid mistakes!
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