Oct 29 2008

Nurse Medical Malpractice Responsible for CP

Lest we forget that in modern medical care, nurses play larger roles in the delivery of babies, an Illinois nurse who ignored signs of fetal distress broadcast by a fetal monitor was slapped with an $11.4 million dollar verdict.  In today’s  Cerebral Palsy Law Blog, it was reported that the nurse’s negligence caused the infant to […]

Oct 27 2008

Sowing the Seeds of Doubt in New Cancer Therapy

UPDATE:  Several posts ago, I discussed anti-consumerist legal trends that would ultimately hurt patients in this country.  The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reigel v. Medtronic had allowed for the manufacturers of  FDA-approved medical devices to escape state court lawsuits through federal preemption of such patients’ claims.  And, as noted in the earlier post, FDA […]

Oct 23 2008

Benefits of Electronic Health Records Clear to British Physicians

In my August 1, 2008 post, I spoke about the benefits of a national health registry, and questioned why it had not been implemented in the United States.  I also touched on an additional concern: how the passing of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) had resulted in making it more difficult […]

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