Jul 31 2014

The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Errors

Some of the leading causes of death in this country are preventable, but none as much as the third: Fatal medical errors. The figures are sobering: The US Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging recently held hearings in response to a study by the Journal of Patient Safety that estimated the annual number of […]

Jun 13 2014

Medical Malpractice: The Clock is Ticking

It sounds unfair, and arguably, it is. But, there are strict time limits on when you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, and unless you are a lawyer who specializes in the area, or you are someone who is unfortunate enough to have already been through a medical malpractice lawsuit, you would have no idea […]

Nov 20 2013

Pennsylvania Doctors No Longer Have To Fear Saying “I’m Sorry”

Physicians who have made medical errors have traditionally been warned against apologizing to a patient’s loved ones. This is due to the fear that such expressions of regret would be understood as admissions of liability. A new law passed in Pennsylvania will permit physicians to apologize for mistakes without the fear that their remarks will […]

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