Physician assistants and nurse practitioners can be held liable for billing fraud on their NPI.
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 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.
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.
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.
An eager, young clinician makes a serious mistake that causes a heart attack.
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.
Health officials have confirmed the presence of the fungus Exserohilum rostratum in unopened recalled steroid vials from New England Compounding Pharmacy.
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.
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.
According to the decision, the cap "infringes on the jury's constitutionally protected purpose of determining the amount of damages sustained by an injured party."
A lack of communication between a surgeon and an anesthetist has disastrous consequences.
Many hospitals scored fewer than 50 points on the 100-point hospital safety scale, which rated facilities based on their performance in six categories.
The new law incentivizes defendants in medical malpractice cases to make settlement offers early in the litigation process to cut back on the time, expenses and uncertainty associated with malpractice lawsuits.
Was a clinician negligent in the administration of a standard drug used for treating pancreatitis?
A Bronx jury awarded close to $120 million to a woman who suffered brain damage after being treated at three New York area hospitals.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can take anywhere between 20 months to 44 months to be resolved, study findings suggest.
Accusations of racial discrimination are raised against an unsuspecting supervisor.
Employing professional translators for non-English speaking patients in hospital emergency departments (EDs) reduces miscommunication and errors, study results suggest.
Consumer rights groups contend that declines reflect a nationwide reduction in malpractice lawsuits, but the Pennsylvania judiciary attributes the changes to two rules implemented in 2003.
Seven healthcare systems in Massachusetts will formally pilot a project that will attempt to resolve medical liability issues without malpractice trials.
A former airman who lost his legs due to a botched gallbladder surgery is challenging the Feres Doctrine and suing the U.S. government, the Air Force and the David Grant Medical Center for medical malpractice.
New York state spent the most in malpractice payouts in 2011.
Clinicians' ability to provide patient care may be impaired immediately after surgical catastrophes, but few report receiving time off.
Malpractice laims in which an indemnity payment was made were associated with higher mean defense costs -- $45,070 vs. $17,130 -- an analysis reveals.