The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Constitutional Analysis
July 04, 2016, by Adapted for HCMP
Perhaps only taking a back seat to the economy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) stood front and center in the 2012 United States presidential election. But the Affordable Care Act’s prominence in the American political landscape has been evident since its inception. In March 2010, despite...
Malpractice Risks With NPs and PAs in medical Practice
June 30, 2016, by Taylor Spence, Administration
The growth in the number of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) has been enormous and is likely to intensify. This trend will have a dramatic impact on physicians, whether employed or in private practice, in terms of both liability issues and day-to-day practice.
The public posting of surgeons' complication rates is an effort to promote healthcare transparency for patients and providers, say researchers, but the issue has stirred controversy among clinicians. The non-profit news service has posted rates of 30-day re-admissions, in-hospital deaths and other post-op complications such as infections and clots, accidental punctures,...
Patients as victims and their families respond to the survery: what was the reason for your medical malpractice claim?
June 24, 2016, by Administration
Categories of adverse events
1. The leading category of error reported by patients was failure in diagnosis and treatment. Frequent events reported in this category were a delay in diagnosis and treatment, misdiagnosis and failure to rescue a patient whose clinical condition was worsening.
2. The second most common category was surgical...
Another misdiagnosis - another dead child. Sorry is not enough
June 17, 2016, by Administration
Hospital Apologizes for Death of 19-Year Old Killed By Medical Errors
In 2011, teenager Bronte Doyne’s stomach troubles were diagnosed as a rare form of liver cancer. Surgeons removed part of her liver and thought they had beaten the disease. However, Bronte continued to experience stomach problems and she and her parents...
The Trial Process in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
June 13, 2016, by A primer for our members
Medical malpractice trials are the culmination of an often arduous and adversarial lawsuit process. Once a case actually goes to trial, months or sometimes years of pre-trial investigation is brought to bear in an attempt to prove that a physician breached the medical standard of care and caused you to be...