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Military Wives at Risk of Pregnancy Problems

July 11, 2017

If you are pregnant and your baby’s father is deployed, be careful: a study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that expectant military wives left behind when their husbands are fighting overseas are three times more likely to experience premature birth or postpartum depression.  Make sure your doctor or mid-wife knows your husband is Read More

Asking questions before and after surgery can help prevent medical malpractice

June 11, 2017

ASK YOUR DOCTOR QUESTIONS TO HELP PREVENT MEDICAL MISTAKES Too often patients blindly follow their doctor’s orders and recommendations even when they have concerns about the proposed surgery or treatment plan.  Too often patients feel too scared or intimidated to ask questions of their doctors, even when facing high-stakes, life-altering Read More

Five Myths of Medical Malpractice – Part 4

May 14, 2017

Myth 4: Physicians Move in Large Numbers to States That Adopt Damages Caps If physicians relocate because of liability risk, damages caps are an obvious strategy for attracting more physicians, particularly in lawsuit-prone specialties. Reform advocates have argued that damages caps have exactly this effect. Various researchers have studied the Read More

Five Myths of Medical Malpractice – Part 3

May 12, 2017

Myth 3: Physicians Are One Malpractice Verdict Away From Bankruptcy Many physicians seem to believe that malpractice verdicts threaten to wipe out their savings. When assessing this fear, it is appropriate to start by observing that most malpractice cases are settled or dismissed; only about 2% of claims are tried, Read More

Veteran Awarded $2.5 Million in Phoenix VA Malpractice Case

March 25, 2017

On March 6, 2017, Steven Cooper, an 18-year U.S. Army Veteran, was awarded $2.5 million in a malpractice lawsuit filed against the Phoenix VA. Cooper is one of many veterans forced to wait over a year to secure an appointment at the Phoenix VA Health Center. The Army veteran claimed Read More

VA finalizes disability benefits plans for contaminated water exposure at Camp Lejeune

March 22, 2017

From an article published in the Military Times on March 14, 2017, by Leo Shane III: Former service members exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune over a 35-year period can now apply for veterans disability benefits, under a new federal rule finalized Tuesday. The move, which Read More

Five myths of medical malpractice –Part 2

March 14, 2017

Myth 2: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Deliver “Jackpot Justice” The assertion that the malpractice liability system serves up jackpot justice takes various forms, but the basic charge is that the system doles out compensation freely and that uninjured or less injured patients take home millions.  However, recent stuides consistently prove that Read More

Five myths of medical malpractice –Part 1

January 23, 2017

Myth one: the medical malpractice “crisis” is caused by malpractice litigation People point to jury verdicts with jaw-dropping awards issued to patients as proof of a malpractice crisis and need for limits on damages.  However, extensive research published in medical journals proves that run-away jury verdicts are NOT the cause Read More

Internal documents detail secret VA quality ratings

January 2, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs has for years assigned star ratings for each of its medical centers based on the quality of care and service they provide, but the agency has repeatedly refused to make them public, saying they are meant for internal use only. USA TODAY obtained internal documents Read More

Medical malpractice: The alarming number of doctors busted for bribery

November 29, 2016

From a recent article in NJ.com:  “In two courtrooms less than an hour’s drive apart, two doctors were sent to prison recently for putting greed ahead of the welfare of patients. One, Paresh Patel, an internal medicine doctor from Jamesburg, will spend a year in prison for allowing a lab Read More

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