Complaints rise but legal actions decline
- Fifth Circuit Unblocks Texas Abortion Statute. Perry, Anne E. // Sexual Assault Report;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p85
The article discusses the court case Texas Medical Providers, et al. v. Lakey wherein the Fifth Circuit unblocks the 2003 Texas Women's Right To Know Act. The court interprets physician language as the physician with intention for abortion. It finds to conflict between the opt-out provisions for...
- Failure to diagnose dehydration leading to death. // Clinical Risk;Jan2010, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p34
The article discusses a court case about the death of the Claimant's 53-year-old wife who was paraplegic since 15 years old and experiencing dyspnea, vomiting and diarrhea. It states that the cause of death was the failure of the attending general practitioner (GP) to diagnose dehydration. It...
- Gottfried Bill In N.Y. Calls For Full Disclosure To Patients Of Physicians' Background, History. Barnes, Jennette // Insurance Advocate;03/27/99, Vol. 110 Issue 13, p22
Reports on a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried which calls for broad exposure of a physician's background at the request of patients. Bill provisions; Annual malpractice premiums in New York; Coverage of the bill.
- Illegal practice of medicine by an M.D. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);04/17/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7190, p1058
Focuses on a French law in 1892 about fining a Doctor of Medicine for practicing his profession illegally. Effect to medical men.
- Tread Carefully. English, Joel; Bogart, Steven P.; McManus, Matthew K. // Marketing Health Services;Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p26
The article focuses on physician referrals. Particular attention is given to the Stark Law, which prohibits a physician from referring Medicare or Medicaid to patients from designated health services (DHS) to an entity with which the physician, or an immediate family member, has a financial...
- Outrage of the Month! // Health Letter;Sep2012, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p12
The article criticizes the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners with regards to its alleged questionable regulations involving physicians serving in state prisons and mental health facilities.
- GPs should give reasons for removing patients from lists. Ferriman, Annabel // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);05/15/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7194, p1309
Focuses on the regulation prohibiting general practitioners in Great Britain from removing patients in their lists without giving reasons for so doing to the health authority. Details on the mandate; Reactions from general practitioners.
- Good reasons to reject bill. // Business Insurance;04/10/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 15, p8
Comments on the Quality Health-Care Coalition Act which won approval in the United States House Judiciary Committee in March 2000. Airing of concerns by employers, the US Department of Justice, state legislators and some health care practitioners; Bill that would exempt independent physicians...
- MPs are told a lower proof standard is now 'inevitable'. // GP: General Practitioner;12/7/2007, p5
The article reports that the fitness-to-practice cases will be judged on the civil rather than the criminal standard of proof in Great Britain. According to Kevin Barron, chairman of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, a more rigorous proof standard would be required on a sliding...