- Avoiding the Fight That No One Wins. Glenn, Chris // Review of Ophthalmology;Feb2003, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p21
Focuses on the incidence contributing to a higher incidence of malpractice suits in the U.S. Views of physician Joseph S. Alpert on 10-minute patient-physician encounter; Advice on malpractice avoidance; Negative aspects of obtaining informed consent.
- In Medicine, be wary of 'misspeakers' who 'shoot from the hip' with answers. Smetzer, Judy // AHA News;03/26/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p5
Focuses on `misspeaking' or deception by health care providers. Wrong instructions given by a 911 dispatcher who was unfamiliar with the treatment of bat bites; Intentional deception by physicians; Why some residents try to make up an answer.
- Tort-reform package praised. J.A. // AHA News;7/17/95, Vol. 31 Issue 29, p2
Commends Governor William Weld's tort-reform package which would limit pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice cases in Massachusetts. Encouragement of out-of-court settlements; Capping of damages; Prevention of strain in doctor-patient relationship; Reduction of cost from litigations.
- Hospitals lost a higher rate of malpractice cases in 1995: Report. Green, Jeffrey // AHA News;1/15/96, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p5
Reports on the increase of medical cases lost by hospitals in 1995. Award median against hospitals; Verdict-probability range.
- The top ten health frauds. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Feb1990, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p34
Exposes fraudulent medical claims and products. Baldness remedies; Weight-loss schemes; Sexual aids; Chelation therapy; More. INSET: How to spot a quack..
- Malpractice liability for managing care. Moskowitz, Ellen // Hastings Center Report;Mar/Apr96, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p51
Reports on court rulings on the malpractice liability of managed care organizations in the United States. Use of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by managed care organizations to shield themselves from costly liability for substandard medical care; Court cases that hold managed care...
- Teaching doctor challenges Harvard medical malpractice study allegations of `epidemic'; effect ... Morris, Barbara A. // Insurance Advocate;09/07/96, Vol. 107 Issue 35, p20
Reports that the Harvard Medical Practice Study, cited by many as proof of an epidemic of malpractice, has produced questionable results, according to the Manhattan Institute. Counting incidents of malpractice; Reliance on a sample of hospital inpatients; Failure to find negligence in cases...
- Tort reform: A need or hoax? Goldberg, Carol // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);4/29/96, Vol. 43 Issue 18, p1
Reports that there are 2,554 cases of medical malpractice claims in Long Island, New York. Focus of malpractice claims on dollar amounts of jury awards; Sum of all damages for malpractice cases in 1995; Reason for giving high awards.
- Malpractice reform is moving forward. Mylchreest, Ian // Las Vegas Business Press;4/15/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 15, p6
Reports the creation of the Medical Liability Association of Nevada to deal with the medical malpractice crisis. Contract with American Government Risk and Insurance Programs (AMGRIP); Provision of insurance services by AMGRIP; Administration of claims.
- Medical malpractice insurance and defensive medicine. Corboy, Philip H. // National Forum;Summer93, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p33
Reports that the cyclical nature of the insurance industry relieved the medical malpractice crisis in the United States. Crisis in liability insurance; Availability of coverage for medical malpractice liability; Assertion on the limitation of malpractice awards.