Winning a malpractice lawsuit requires more than proving your treatment was appropriate, prudent, and conformed to the standard of care.
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a law that sets the minimum qualifications for expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases.
Level 1: Likely reliable evidenceA prospective cohort study evaluated 2,600 participants aged 50 years and older who had colon cancer screening with multidetector CT colonography and same-day colonoscopy (N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1207-1217). Analysis included 2,531 participants (97%) with complete colonographic and colonoscopic results. The reference standard was colonoscopy with histologic confirmation. Prevalence of lesions…
An ad hoc coalition of leading pain specialists and representatives from key clinical and patient advocacy organizations convened in November 2008 to address the growing problem of misuse and abuse of pain medications.