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Actionable Malpractice - stage 2

July 31, 2016, by Administration

Failure to Diagnose or Erroneous Diagnosis
Generally, a delay or failure to diagnose a disease is actionable, if it has resulted in injury or disease progression above and beyond that which would have resulted from a timely diagnosis. This situation may be difficult to prove. For example, a patient may ALLEGE that...
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Recognizing the mistakes
Recognizing the mistakes
Trying to explain the error
Trying to explain the error

Actionable Malpractice - stage 1

July 25, 2016, by Administration

The technical jargon answering the question - was it malpractice and how will it be proven?

State laws govern the viability of causes of action for medical malpractice. The laws vary in terms of time limits to bring suit, qualifications of "expert" witnesses, cognizable theories of liability, and proper party defendants/proper party...
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Covering up the truth with sutures
Covering up the truth with sutures
Can we afford not to ask?
Can we afford not to ask?

Consumers vs. patients: Healthcare's biggest misunderstanding

July 21, 2016, by Akanksha Jayanthi adaptation

One of the most noted transformations in the current healthcare landscape revolves around patients and their growing involvement in their care. Patients have become so engaged and informed that the industry is largely starting to refer to them as consumers. But the two aren't synonyms, and the labels aren't interchangeable. A...
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Advances in medicine
Advances in medicine
Escelating costs abound
Escelating costs abound

Doctor Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Performing Unnecessary Surgeries on Healthy Patients in $154 Million Medical Insurance Fraud Scheme

July 17, 2016, by Susan Justice, Administration

A doctor charged in the largest medical fraud prosecution in the nation was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for performing unnecessary and dangerous surgeries on over 175 patients in order to fraudulently bill medical insurance companies. William Wilson Hampton, Jr., 53, Seal Beach, pleaded guilty to 47 felony counts...
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Lying to the jury?
Lying to the jury?
Unneccessary surgery is massive fraud
Unneccessary surgery is massive fraud

The shocking incidence of preventable deaths from medical errors

July 11, 2016, by Susan Justice, Editor Healthcare- Malpractice.com

Understanding mistakes:

First off, you should know that many types of Preventable Adverse Events often causing death in patients. The lower limit of adverse events leading to death from hospital care is 440,000! This means more may have occurred but not reported.

Errors of commission – When the...
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Incomplete information
Incomplete information
Unwilling to report
Unwilling to report

Nursing Malpractice: When Following Orders is a Bad Idea

July 08, 2016, by Susan Justice, Adminstration

Unfortunately, many members of the public believe that nurses simply follow physician orders. While the execution of physician orders is one nursing task, it is far from the main focus of the primary nursing role. Nurses are highly trained professionals who are responsible for assessing patients, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and...
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nurse in charge
nurse in charge
The nurse is responcible
The nurse is responcible
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