The lawsuit involving Mark G. Midei, MD, and unnecessary stent procedures for St. Joseph Medical Center patients, has settled after six weeks of trial.
Senate Bill 1792 would change requirements for expert witnesses, and enable attorneys to question patients' subsequent healthcare providers.
A total of $3.6 billion was paid out for medical malpractice lawsuits in 2012, and 48% of those payouts occurred in five states.
A clinician prescribes an antidepressant to a young woman without immediate follow-up.
In an effort to improve care and avoid errors, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston is revealing its mistakes in a newsletter called "Safety Matters."
Senate Bill 1792 proposes changes to expert witness criterion, reqs for interviewing physicians and the way medical information can be subpoenaed.
A bill originally passed in 2005, but struck down by the state's Supreme Court, would put a $350,000 limit on non-economic damages.
A clinician finds herself culpable after agreeing to an unorthodox arrangement with a patient.
The bill allows patients, providers or health care facilities to report medical errors to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission to begin confidential settlement negotiations and mediation.
A Brooklyn woman with a missed lung cancer diagnosis was unable to file a malpractice suit under New York state's statute of limitations.
A proposed new bill in Georgia seeks to take medical malpractice cases out of the court system and treat them more like worker's compensation cases.
Surgical and medication errors down, but suicide up in Minnesota's annual adverse medical event report.
Senate Bill 438 proposes the state create patient safety commission to discuss and mediate malpractice incidents before cases go to trial.
An elderly man opted for "no heroics" if things went wrong in surgery, but his family felt differently.
Hogan alleges he underwent several unnecessary endoscopic procedures that destabilized his injured back and significantly damaged his earnings potential as a professional wrestler.
What do you do when patient charts have been changed after the fact and medication doses altered?
During an average career spanning 40 years, clinicians will spend more than 10% of the time with an unresolved malpractice claim.
U.S. surgeons make mistakes, such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient's body or performing operations on the wrong part of the body, frequently.
A malpractice suit involving a physician who prescribed antidepressants without seeing his patient for years serves as a warning against overmedication.
A New York court ruled in a favor of a patient who sued her physician for medical malpractice after their affair ended.
Court dismisses concerns that medical malpractice expert panels exert too much pressure on juries.
Details of the implementation of pay for performance incentive programs and the context in which they are introduced may have an important bearing on their outcome.
When clinicians feel safe with their supervisor, they are more likely to report errors - creating a stronger commitment to safer practices and lower future error rates.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of reducing the damages awarded to a patient who had the wrong ovary surgically removed from $759,679 to $334,679.
A woman in her early 60s presented with chest pain and was miscategorized in the emergency department.
More than one in four patients included in a metaanalysis had at least one missed diagnosis at the time of death in an intensive care unit.
Can clinicians sue a patient who originally took them to court for malpractice, but then dismissed the case?
An Ohio medical center has temporarily suspended its living donor kidney transplant program after a nurse accidentally threw out a kidney.
Miscommunication among hospital staff was cited as the top reason why respondents believe most medical mistakes occur.
The program allows clinicians to acknowledge making a mistake without it being used as an admission of liability.