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Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

| Personal Injury
Almost all Primary Care Physicians claim that they listen closely to their patients when they discuss their symptoms. Yet in these circumstances, most doctors only tune in for about eleven seconds. That brief interaction, along with some physician’s “I already know what’s wrong with you” attitude, often sets the stage for medical negligence. Doctors hear…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article
What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

| Medical Malpractice
In some ways, the three types of hospitals are quite different. In other ways, they are very much the same. For one thing, they all have a duty to treat patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, they all have the same legal responsibilities in terms of patient safety. The first incorporated hospital in…Read the article
Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

| Coronavirus
A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she…Read the article
Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

| Medical Malpractice
Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse recently introduced the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. The coronavirus stimulus package already gives limited immunity to some volunteer healthcare workers. Now, a GOP senator wants to take things a step further. This provision would eliminate civil and criminal liability for health care providers who, while combating COVID-19, practice outside…Read the article
Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

| Coronavirus
Recently, there has been an increase in concern over elder abuse in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have been keeping up with the news at all, you have probably heard them say thousands of times, “There is no need to panic, this virus is killing only the elderly and those with underlying…Read the article
Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury and Birth Defects

| Medical Malpractice
Anytime a baby experiences harm during its birth, whether that harm is from birth trauma, some type of infection, or any of the other kinds of birth defects or birth-related injuries, a family is left feeling confused, scared, and angry. Sadly, there are many types of birth injuries, as well as many types of birth…Read the article
Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

| Medical Malpractice
Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

| Medical Malpractice
New York nurses experience “extremely high rates of burnout,” according to a national labor union. This burnout affects the patients they attend to, as well as the nurses themselves. Many nurses must deal with poor working conditions. A significant number of nurses said they have been victims of workplace violence or bullying, and a majority…Read the article