A Malpractice Lawsuit Simulation: Critical Care Providers Learn as Participants in a Mock Trial
- What hope is there for meaningful tort reform to stop another malpractice crisis? Henley, Eric // Journal of Family Practice;Sep2006, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p782
The article discusses the highlights of various proposals in the U.S. medical profession to address medical malpractice issues. The American Medical Association proposes to put a cap on noneconomic and punitive damages, retain unlimited economic damages, mitigate damage awards in proportion to...
- Routine lulls doctor into sloppiness. Latner, Ann W. // Cortlandt Forum;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p41
The article presents the case of a physician who was alleged of professional malpractice for negligently treating his patient. The patient, who died with a colon cancer, was said to have hired the accused physician as an expert witness. The plaintiff's attorney promptly filed suit, alleging that...
- MEDICAL MALPRACTICE--PUNITIVE DAMAGES-- STATUTORY AUTHORITY--BROAD ARBITRATION CLAUSE--PUBLIC POLICY--CALIFORNIA. // Arbitration Journal;Sep85, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p78
This article presents information on a U.S. lawsuit titled Baker v. Sadick. An award of punitive damages for intentional tort in medical malpractice arbitration is permissible under California law and does not violate public policy. The defendant performed breast reduction surgery on the...
- The criminalisation of fatal medical mistakes. Holbrook, Jon // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/15/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7424, p1118
Presents an editorial on the criminalization of fatal medical mistakes. Position that mistakes are not criminal acts done with intention; Increase in cases of gross negligence manslaughter charges against physicians recently; Change in society's attitude towards gross negligence.
- Beware of Long QT Syndrome in the ED: How Long Will You Be Liable? Heniff, Melanie; Moore, Gregory P. // ED Legal Letter;Jan2008, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses the concepts of foreseeable consequences and proximate cause and its application in medicine. The concept of proximate cause states that a platintiff must be able to show that his injury was directly caused by the negligence or mistake of a physician. It does not put all...
- Behind the med-mal crisis. Guglielmo, Wayne J. // Medical Economics;1/7/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p20
Focuses on the update of the medical malpractice issue after six years. Statement of Abhinav Singla, a physician in Will County, on the retirements of several ob/gyns; Centerpiece of California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act; Lists of opponents of tort reform.
- The Top Ten Hospital Malpractice Claims -- And How To Minimize Them. Glabman, Maureen // Trustee;Feb2004, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p12
Presents information on the top hospital malpractice lawsuits in the U.S. based on data collected from Jury Verdict Research, Marsh Inc. and Risk Management Foundation. Medication errors; Diagnosis failure; Negligent supervision. INSET: THE TRUTH CAN SET YOU FREE.
- Lack of Parachute Results in Fatal Fall. DAY, JOHN // Tennessee Bar Journal;Oct2010, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p31
The article discusses a court case filed in the Tennessee Supreme Court wherein the plaintiff was allegedly a victim of negligence by a physician's assistant (PA) which resulted to a delay in diagnosis of cardiac problems. The plaintiff relied on the testimony of a cardiologist who testified...
- Lawsuit threat? Respond carefully. Fitzpatrick, John M. // Medical Economics;3/4/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p93
Gives advice to a physician on how to respond to a letter from a plaintiff's lawyer accusing the physician of gross negligence and demanding the records for one of his patients. Claim that there is no law requiring physicians to respond to such a letter in any given time period; Need for the...