A patient's positive hepatitis B results were overlooked for 7 years.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.
It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?
A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.
A clinician has called for the retraction of a study that identified medical errors as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
Several reports have found that the rate of adverse events among hospitalized patients has been declining in recent years.
A communication failure when one clinician refills a prescription written by another has a dire result.
A clinician was found not guilty of negligence after his patient, a lifelong smoker, died of cancer.
A significant number of hospitals do not have sufficient policies in place to deal with the aftermath of egregious hospital errors.
From 2005 to 2014, there has been a slight increase in the rate of malpractice cases among PAs.
Joan Rivers' family filed a medical malpractice suit after her death, and the case has been settled.
A small percentage of clinicians account for almost one-third of paid malpractice claims.
In the United States, some states have 4 times more disciplinary actions for clinicians compared with other states.
Duty of care owed to a nurse practitioner's patient by a collaborative practice partner comes into question.
A new bill has passed in the Indiana state Senate that will increase malpractice caps to $1.8 by mid-2019.
A nurse was charged with a felony and lost her license after distributing pictures of a patient's genitals to coworkers.
Brigham and Women's Hospital has taken the bold step of publishing a public blog of its medical errors and close calls.
An undisclosed settlement was reached between the family of a deceased physician and the hospital at which she had just become a pediatric resident.
Of the parents surveyed, 34 reported a total of 37 safety incidents.
Five states are considering adopting a new Patient Compensation System that would streamline the process of filing medical malpractice cases.
A new study found that communication failures contributed to almost one-third of all medical malpractice cases in the United States.
Republicans in Indiana want to raise the state's malpractice cap in an attempt to retain the cap's existence.
A patient got into a car accident after clinicians failed to warn her of the side effects of the drugs they administered to her.
The number of medical malpractice claims made against anesthesiologists has significantly decreased since 2005.
Denmark's compensation-based medical malpractice program has several features that could benefit the current malpractice system in the United States.
Clinicians assume symptoms in a patient who regularly presents intoxicated are due to alcohol.
Clinicians are more likely to have been sued if they practice in obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, or orthopedics.
The attorney general of Florida has filed a brief defending the state's current monetary cap on medical malpractice awards.
Since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, patient deaths due to hospital-acquired infections have dropped by almost 90,000.