Jan 3 2015

How Is Profiting From Non-Consensual TV Coverage of a Patient’s Death Not “Outrageous” Enough?

A recent New York Times article entitled “Dying in the E.R., and on TV” raises troubling issues concerning patient privacy and the emotional distress suffered by a family already hurt by the death of its patriarch. In April, 2011, ABC-TV’s hospital-based reality show, “NY Med,” was filming inside NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center the night Mark Chanko was […]

Dec 3 2014

Texas Doctors Send a Posse Out After Those No Good, Thievin’ Dentists!

Would you trust a dentist to diagnose your sleep disorder?  If you said “no,” the Texas Medical Association is on your side, and is taking its concerns to court.  Why, you ask? Because diagnosing and treating sleep disorders is outside the realm and qualifications of dentists–at least it is if you are a physician and […]

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Dec 2 2014

Will Ohio Doctors Say “It’s My Fault”?

Words can mean a lot when patients are injured or killed by medical malpractice.  First came the phrase, “I’m sorry,” which I discussed just over one year ago in this post.  Even the medical establishment has recognized the true value of an apology, as they have come to acknowledge that medical malpractice lawsuits are not […]

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