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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...
What's the best way to deal with sleep-deprived surgeons?
No one disagrees that sleep deprivation hurts physicians' performance. The question is what to do about it. Two very...
Web Exclusive: Medical Malpractice Claims Declining, Says Insurer
Data gathered over a 10-year period shows that medical malpractice claims are declining slightly and the severity is...
Web Exclusive: Malpractice Insurance, Defensive Medicine Apparently Not That Big a Deal
Sure, greedy, ambulance-chasing lawyers are filing frivolous lawsuits. But hospitals and physicians sometimes get away...
Web Exclusive: Fear of Malpractice Litigation
Lots of people fear visiting the doctor's office for a variety of reasons, among them not wanting to deal with...
Web Exclusive: 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...
Web Exclusive: Tort Reform's Impact on Lowering Medical Malpractice Litigation Costs May Be Limited
While tort reform efforts to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats such as those suggested in the Affordable Care Act...
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...