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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.

Patient's Death Blamed Partly on Bad Handwriting

Patient's Death Blamed Partly on Bad Handwriting

A nurse and pharmacist misread a nephrologist's handwritten prescription for a dialysis patient.

Patient Sues After Suffering Known Risk of Stone Procedure

Patient Sues After Suffering Known Risk of Stone Procedure

A urologist had explained to the patient that a split ureter is a potential risk of ureteroscopy.

Fax Sent to Wrong Number Results in HIPAA Violation

Fax Sent to Wrong Number Results in HIPAA Violation

Confidential health information was sent to a patient's employer by a physician, resulting in a HIPAA violation.

Forgotten Chart Note Leads to Lawsuit

Forgotten Chart Note Leads to Lawsuit

A doctor forgot about his own note in a patient's chart that the patient should be screened for liver cancer.

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