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Anesthesiologist Faces Up to 70 Years in Prison for Billing Scheme

June 10, 2016, by HCMP

The doc submitted claims for procedures performed when he was actually in another state or on his private jet.

A Dallas, Texas, anesthesiologist who submitted more than $10 million worth of bogus claims — including one that said he was supervising CRNAs while he was, in fact, under anesthesia himself — was...
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Fraud
Fraud
Justice served
Justice served

Are you under surveillance and is your privacy being ignored?

June 08, 2016, by Susan Justice, administration

We were shocked at reading this case and it brings to all of our members attention - ask their doctor and the hospital staff if their visit is being recorded in any way !!!!

A San Diego hospital that secretly recorded thousands of anesthetized and exposed female patients undergoing obstetric surgery and...
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Yes, we did violate your female privacy
Yes, we did violate your female privacy
I'll do what I want, I'm the doctor
I'll do what I want, I'm the doctor

Anesthesia during dental proceedures can be a killer - KNOW the RISKS!!!

June 06, 2016, by HCMP

let me tell you about a little boy in California who is dead because his dentist controlled the anesthesia while performing oral surgery - NOWHERE in medicine is this allowed!

he anesthesia-related death of a 6-year-old California boy is spurring his parents and state lawmakers to push for a law that would...
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Simple dentistry not so simple
Simple dentistry not so simple
tragic outcome
tragic outcome

Telemedicine - how much risk is really involved?

June 02, 2016, by Medical Ethics report

Telemedicine is a cost-effective way to engage with patients and deliver care, particularly in underserved areas. It facilitates the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in remote locations through the use of telecommunications technology, allowing patients in underserved areas to quickly access medical expertise without travel.

Limited expert resources in some areas...
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to the jury
to the jury
Common mistakes
Common mistakes

Unneccessary Surgery is assault and battery.

May 27, 2016, by Administration

A case in which a patient claims that she was coerced into signing an informed consent is being investigated not only as a malpractice case, but as assault and battery, with dire criminal consequences.

Patient Says She Was Bullied into Signing Consent Form:

She'd repeatedly insisted she didn't want a hysterectomy.
Is a signed...
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malpractice in med
malpractice in med
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery

The 5 Essential Elements of Medical Malpractice

May 25, 2016, by HCMP


Understanding these concepts will let you know if you have a valid med-mal claim.  This is what our experts are looking for!


1) Duty: The first element requires that the practitioner owed a professional duty of care to the patient. This is assumed in any doctor-patient, or health care practitioner-patient relationship.

2)...
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Legal scope
Legal scope
The effect of bringing a case
The effect of bringing a case
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Anesthesia Tech Sentenced to 1 Year for Molesting Unconscious Patients
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Prince died of 'fentanyl toxicity,' an overdose of a painkiller
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