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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...
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...
IHI Issues Guidelines for Managing Clinical Adverse Events
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement enumerates risks associated with not responding to adverse events in a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
5 Technologies to Make Surgery Safer
There are plenty of technologies that can help make the OR a safer place—from systems that keep track of sponges...
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