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CT vet wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
5 Tips for Avoiding Diagnostic Errors
One in 10 medical diagnoses may be wrong. Doctors are missing an enormous opportunity to save lives, prolong or...
Physician Lawsuits Not Uncommon, AMA Says
For every 100 physicians, there are 95 medical lawsuits, according to a report from the American Medical Association...
A surgeon’s hands or a robot’s?
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country to undergo robotic surgery in recent years. Since the first device...
NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
IL doctor records taken offline
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Pill mill doc gets 25-year prison term
A former San Fernando physician convicted of improperly prescribing powerful painkillers to drug addicts and undercover...
Man falls off surgical table; St. Joseph’s Hospital sued
Max DeVries was sedated and awaiting a routine surgery when he rolled off the operating table and hit his head, where...
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