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...
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...
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...
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...
The shocking incidence of preventable deaths from medical errors
July 11, 2016, by Susan Justice, Editor Healthcare- Malpractice.com
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.
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...