Dec 5 2013

Will Access To Clinicians’ Notes Improve Patient Safety?

I just came upon a stirring article in the New England Journal of Medicine, entitled “The Road toward Fully Transparent Medical Records” (sic). It’s a little long, but well worth reading, because it contains truly revolutionary ideas. By now, everyone in the healthcare field, and some patients, have become aware of the increasing use of […]

Jul 15 2013

The E-Cigarette “Revolution”: More Than We Bargained For?

Electronic cigarettes, known as “e-cigarettes,” are all over the news. ┬áSome laud their use in helping long-time smokers quit. Others, particularly in the healthcare community, urge consumers to be aware that despite the claimed benefits of using e-cigarettes, they still harm the lungs of users. However, as the article notes, “[t]he medical profession and scientists […]

Mar 8 2012

Sad State of Damages

A friend and fellow lawyer just asked me to look at a potential ophthalmology-related medical malpractice case. It was a hefty-looking file, and I had delayed starting my analysis for fear of how long it would take. This morning, I had time. I unwrapped the FedEx envelope, pulled out the records and began reading. And […]