Plaintiff’s law firm gets hit with a $1.8 million judgment for screwing up medical malpractice case. Plaintiff was forced to settle for $1 million when she was actually awarded $2.5 million.
AMA gets on Timothy Geithner about tax breaks for plaintiff lawyers.
1 in 4 people can misread a pregnancy test. Who did they poll – preschoolers? Actually, it was 120 females. One company tries to solve the problem by creating a pregnancy test that states either “pregnant” or “not pregnant.” If people can’t tell the difference between “plus” and “minus” on the “old fashioned” pregnancy tests, you think they’re going to be able to understand “pregnant” and “not pregnant”? If you don’t know how to read a pregnancy test, you have NO business getting pregnant. End of story.
Hat tip to NP Odyssey.
Bristol emergency department will lose funding from Medicare. Did a web search and couldn’t find a follow up as to whether this actually went through. If it did, now the hospital is free to patient dump.
Nancy Grace ended up in emergency department for a broken foot. Imagine the fallout on CNN if the docs screwed up her care. There would be four orthopedic surgeons on the TV screen each taking turns badmouthing the emergency physician’s choice of casting material and crutches.
Drunk man charged with disorderly conduct with “persistence” for yelling and swearing in emergency department. If we were able to bring charges against every person who yelled and swore in an emergency department, we’d need to have a full time judge and bailiff in the closet of the psych room.
The Percocet-free emergency department. Saving lives one Darvocet prescription at a time.
Another doctor’s view of medical malpractice and defensive medicine.
California voters approve property tax in order to keep emergency department open. Couldn’t really imagine how the department would close, though. California has had tort reform for 40 years and all …
Hint to stabbing perps: After shanking your victims, don’t go to the emergency department to hang out. That’s generally where people go for help after they’ve been stabbed and your victim just might be able to ID you there.
Waits in emergency departments across Ontario average 10-21 hours – and that’s reportedly improved from 2008. One in ten patients waits more than 30 hours for a bed. But at least their care is free.