Failure to transfer patient from hospital with inoperable CT scanner leads to death, $1.65 million verdict
- Study questions use of paid experts in malpractice cases. // Journal of Business (10756124);9/9/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 19, pB6
The article reports on the study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which reveals that 31 radiologists who reviewed the computerized tomography (CT) scans used in a medical malpractice lawsuit did not agree with the conclusions reached by four medical expert witnesses...
- MALPRACTICE Corner. // Contemporary Urology;Dec2006, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p45
The article presents cases of medical malpractice related to urology. The case of an 80-year-old Florida man who was referred to a urologist following his elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is examined. The physician believed that the patient's PSA level was within the acceptable range and...
- WHAT'S THE VERDICT? // Journal of Family Practice;Mar2011, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p163
The article discusses court cases related to medical malpractices such as delayed diagnosis and stroke symptoms that were mistaken into food poisoning. The plaintiff claims that the emergency department (ED) clinician should have ordered a computed tomography (CT) scan of a nine-year-old boy who...
- Protecting yourself from a lawsuit (PracticePoint). Smith, Robert A.; Standiford, Connie J.; Saraiya, Mona // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Sep2005, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p14
The article states that cancer screening can be fertile ground for a potential malpractice suit. The demarcation between the clinician's duty and the patient's duty is not always clear, and plaintiff lawyers are constantly seeking to expand the scope of liability on behalf of their clients....
- Legal waivers under fire, have limited use. // Healthcare Risk Management;May2007, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p54
A hospital in Pennsylvania is defending its use of medical waivers designed to limit lawsuits stemming from malpractice claims. Plaintiffs' attorneys say the waivers are unfair to patients, who may not realize they are signing away their rights. � A hospital administrator says the waiver is...
- Spotlight is on awareness while under anesthesia. // Healthcare Risk Management;Jun2007, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p70
A movie to be released this year about patient awareness, along with some well-publicized lawsuits, are bringing more attention to patient awareness. � Muscle relaxants have no amnestic affect and can mask signs of awareness. � Speeding patient extubation by five minutes per case may save...
- Feds asks Mississippi court to clarify med-mal limits. // Healthcare Risk Management;Dec2007, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p143
The article reports that a panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court in Jackson to clarify how lower courts should apply the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims.
- Brain-damaged child: $30 million malpractice verdict. // Healthcare Risk Management;Aug2008, Vol. 30 Issue 8, special section p4
The article reports on the $30 million malpractice verdict against a hospital and an obstetrician due to the delaying of the cesarean operation, which resulted to the birth of a child with brain damage in Broward County, Florida.
- Tort reform yields sharp drop in med-mal for TN; could be temporary. // Healthcare Risk Management;Apr2010, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p37
The article focuses on the 60% decrease in medical malpractice cases in Tennessee due to the state's tort reform bill in 2008.