Legal Issues In Medicine

Delays in Reporting of Serious Drug Harms to FDA

Delays in Reporting of Serious Drug Harms to FDA

Analysis found roughly 10% of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed.

Noneconomic Damage Cap is Constitutional, Court Rules

Noneconomic Damage Cap is Constitutional, Court Rules

California court finds that state's cap on noneconomic damages is constitutional.

Study Identifies Human Factors in Surgical Errors

Study Identifies Human Factors in Surgical Errors

Individual cognitive factors accounted for half of all contributing human factor nano-codes.

Disclosure Restrictions Frequent in Medical Malpractice Settlements

Disclosure Restrictions Frequent in Medical Malpractice Settlements

Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.

What Do You Think of Celebrity Doctors?

What Do You Think of Celebrity Doctors?

Among other things, Dr. Oz is accused of peddling "quack treatments and cures," according to news reports.

Security Breaches of Health Records Rose

Security Breaches of Health Records Rose

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online.

Legal Implications of Using PAs and NPs

Legal Implications of Using PAs and NPs

Understanding legal issues allows effective use of physician extenders, who can be beneficial in health care.

How to Protect Yourself from Patient Abandonment Accusations

How to Protect Yourself from Patient Abandonment Accusations

Article provides suggestions to protect physician from liability, accusations of patient abandonment

Clinical Negligence Leads to Amputation and Lawsuit

Clinical Negligence Leads to Amputation and Lawsuit

Clinicians missed several opportunities to advocate for their patient, leading to the loss of a leg.

How to Reduce Liability Risk in Telemedicine

How to Reduce Liability Risk in Telemedicine

Tips include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship.

Fear of Libel Lawsuits Influences Journal Publishing

Fear of Libel Lawsuits Influences Journal Publishing

Fear of corporate defamation lawsuits should not prevent examination of corporate products, researchers argue.

Slapdash Diagnosis Ends in Blindness

A harried family practitioner mistook a bacterial infection for a viral infection.

Doctor Fails to Look at Test Results, Misses Crucial Diagnosis

He had ordered two computed tomography scans for a man in his early 70's, but simply filed away the scan results without looking at them.

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