Medical Malpractice News

19Feb, 2015

The Doctors Company Releases Results of a Study on Malpractice Claims among Cardiologists

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The Doctors Company, one of the largest medical professional liability insurance providers in the country, has recently released the results of a major study they’ve done analyzing malpractice claims brought against cardiologists. The authors of the study looked at 429 closed claims brought against cardiologists from 2007-2013 and analyzed both the types of claims brought against these doctors and the causes of the injuries alleged in the claims. Types of Claims Made
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21Oct, 2014

New Study Shows that Malpractice Reform has Little Impact… Or Does It?

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A new study published by the Rand Corporation in the New England Journal of Medicine has many in the media aflutter with fresh pronouncements that reducing physicians’ risk of being sued doesn’t reduce defensive medicine and doesn’t save money. The study purports to show that in three states where reform was enacted certain variables, taken as indicators of defensive medicine, did not change substantially. But let’s look a little closer. The study looked at over three million Medicare patients over the period from 1997 to 2011. Researches looked specifically at […]
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26Sep, 2014

Everybody Lies

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Well, maybe not everyone, but as it turns out Dr. House’s mantra may be closer to the truth than we would hope. A recent survey conducted by EHR research group Software Advice found that a full 50% of patients surveyed admitted to at least sometimes lying to their physicians. That’s an enormous number, and it belies a real problem in doctor patient relationships. And this isn’t only a problem for morale; it’s a serious danger to both doctors and patients. If doctors are misinformed, people can end up being treated […]
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