Do Frequent Malpractice Offenders Often Get Away With It?

More than half of all med-mal payouts can be traced to just 1.8% of doctors, says Robert Oshel, a veteran of the US Department of Health and Human Services who worked on the National Practitioner Data Bank, an electronic repository of med-mal payments and adverse actions relating to physicians and other healthcare providers. And yet,… Continue reading Do Frequent Malpractice Offenders Often Get Away With It?

We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April

In large part because natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing. Testing has been capturing only from 10% to 25% of infections, depending on when during the pandemic someone got the virus. Applying a time-weighted case capture average of 1 in 6.5 to the cumulative 28 million… Continue reading We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April

A Malpractice Lawsuit From Treating COVID?

Last May, Emily Reardon, a 19-year-old college freshman and former high school varsity swimmer, was brought by her parents to the Riverside Methodist Hospital emergency department (ED) in Columbus, Ohio, with severe respiratory distress and low pulse-oximetry readings. She was treated by an emergency physician…..medscape.com, How Likely Are Malpractice Lawsuits From Treating COVID? Harris Meyer,… Continue reading A Malpractice Lawsuit From Treating COVID?

40% of Interventional Radiology Lawsuits Are Nonmedical

That’s what Michigan Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine researchers found after scouring legal databases for IR-related U.S. federal and state lawsuits filed over a 35-year period. Medical malpractice suits accounted for 60% of filings, but the authors underscored that workplace allegations—such as employment, disability, and contract disputes—weren’t far behind, accounting for 40% of… Continue reading 40% of Interventional Radiology Lawsuits Are Nonmedical