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Jury awards family $20 million after NP misses diagnosis
Twin Cities jury awards $20M in malpractice case for woman who died after giving birth (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Urzuz Source Type: forums

Overdiagnosis, as underuse, is malpractice: Calling a spade a spade is the prerequisite for improvement!
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Should physicians let NP/PA take over primary care and anesthesia?
There have been many debates about NP/PA encroaching into primary care and anesthesia and I have heard that physicians are often the ones who carry the malpractice burden because most of the time these people (NP/PA) are working 'under the supervision' (whatever that means) of a physician... Also, I think that when sh!t hit the fan, most people won't go after the NP/PA; they most likely will go after the MD/DO because that where they think the money is... Why would physicians take such big... Should physicians let NP/PA take over primary care and anesthesia? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BestDoctorEver Source Type: forums

shady sounding potential patients...
So, I contacted the risk management department of my malpractice insurance about this question and am awaiting a response. Obviously laws will vary by state. Fortunately, most patients calling in to become a new patient are bread and butter mood and anxiety disorders. Occasionally there is a nightmare case that strolls through who is clearly drug seeking and I had one blow up my voicemail. However, I managed to terminate the relationship without there being many bitter feelings left between... shady sounding potential patients... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: randomdoc1 Source Type: forums

House Passs Bill to Cap Noneconomic Damages.
House Passes Bill to Cap Malpractice Noneconomic Damages Any of our legal eagles or Capitol Hill Bills want to comment? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RustedFox Source Type: forums

Disability insurance, malpractice insurance, anything I am missing?
Out in the real world, I want to make sure that I have all my bases covered. I don't want to be over insured, but I also want to make sure to have all my bases covered. Talking to insurance companies, they want to sell you everything. Did any of you guys get disability insurance? I am not a surgeon, but you never know what could happen? Have any of you had to use your disability insurance? Any pearls of experience that might be helpful for anyone reading this forum? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: carlosc1dbz Source Type: forums

U/S guided regional anestheisa in the ED by ED docs
Wondering if I could have your input. I have been asked to speak to our ER dept about regional anesthesia. The dept uses a lot of ultrasound and are interested in nerve blocks. My plan is to teach them as I feel it is in their scope of practice but I will do so with a word of caution as they should not be taken lightly. Also they need to check with their malpractice, hosptial privledges, and dept befor starting the blocks What do you guys think? I did find a few artlces suggesting... U/S guided regional anestheisa in the ED by ED docs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: turnupthevapor Source Type: forums

Malpractice Liability Insurance Coverage Needed?
Hello all, I am an early career psychologist and now needing to purchase my own liability insurance for the first time. Does anyone know of any resources on what typical claims figures look like? I’m trying to decide what coverage levels would be most appropriate. I know 1,000,000/3,000,000 is pretty standard but I'd love to know what actual claims typically run. I'm in CA and most things are more expensive there so I would hate to not have enough coverage if I need it. But, I also... Malpractice Liability Insurance Coverage Needed? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ucla08 Source Type: forums

What's the deal with Phoenix, AZ Anesthesia Groups??
Hey all, I thought I'd throw this out there and see if any of you private practice folks have any insight for me: Maybe I should start with what I'm looking for--a democratic group with a 1-2 yr. partnership track with shared call, paid malpractice, 5-8 wks vacation, retirement, insurance, etc...(this is roughly what I'm finding everywhere else in the US) However, having spoken to several "groups" in and around Phoenix, they all seem to be very Fee-for-Service oriented--300k-350k, no... What's the deal with Phoenix, AZ Anesthesia Groups?? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Khalid Source Type: forums

Asking about a lawsuit at interview?
I was trying to do some prep work for possible interview with a group, and when I googled the name, a malpractice lawsuit came up against it. Reading through it, it did seem pretty egregious what was accused. I don't know the outcome of the case, and I also was unaware a whole group can get sued vs an individual practicing physician. Is it ok to ask about this on phone or in person interview? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: linkin06 Source Type: forums

Looking for full time Optometrist
Klamath Eye center is looking for an optometrist to staff our Alturas, California office. Come join us in our state-of-the-art office and enjoy an array of benefits including: -Base salary + production bonus. Base starting in the $120-$140k range, negotiable commensurate with experience. -Health insurance -Malpractice insurance -Retirement plan with employer match - 4 weeks of vacation and 1 week CME The applicant will work 4-5 days per week, depending on their personal preference. Our... Looking for full time Optometrist (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: slugnut Source Type: forums

Texas
Random question. I've been doing locums for the past year and it has been pretty good. Thinking about moving down to Texas with the fam for the next year and giving it a shot. Make some good money without sleeping in a hotel. When you do locums you realize some of the places you work (Missouri, Illinois) have horrible malpractice laws. So Texas is pretty tempting to sleep better at night. Any thoughts on towns that would be nice and not too mean to a brown man and his family? Missouri... Texas (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SeekerOfTheTree Source Type: forums

Successful lawsuit for intraoperative awareness
Woman who felt surgeons 'rip her apart' wins Canada's first malpractice ruling over waking during operation The full legal proceedings are here: CanLII - 2017 ONSC 2845 (CanLII) I was wondering what your usual practice is and if you even worry about... Successful lawsuit for intraoperative awareness (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jope Source Type: forums

Employment Question
Hi i am an anesthesiology attending that is licensed in a few states. i graduated from my residency in 2011. I am not board certified due to circumstances involving family issues including a newborn in the NICU and caring for a dependent terminally ill parent. My board eligibility is expiring this year. I plan to regain board eligibility by taking the BASIC. I want to continue working clinically as an anesthesiologist. Are there job opportunities and malpractice insurance coverage... Employment Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: doctorwavy Source Type: forums

PA's "Error" results in $4 million verdict against the doc who signed chart
Note: This is from May issue of Medical Malpractice Insights (see link for full-story) "Error" results in $11.8 million verdict, $4 million against the doc who signed the PA's chart ========== 
 **Hernandez v Morton Plant Hospital et al. – Florida** **Facts** : A 17 yo male goes to the ED with pain around his R eye. A PA diagnoses and treats conjunctivitis. The... PA's "Error" results in $4 million verdict against the doc who signed chart (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lev0phed Source Type: forums

Malpractice BEFORE med school?
This is something I was always curious about, but with an increase in non-traditional students, more applicants may work in the health field as a nurse, paramedic..etc. This may pose more risk to legal troubles for these applicants if let's say a paramedic is sued by a patient. Has anyone heard or know anyone who had to deal with liability before med school and did it effect that applicants chance of gaining admission? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pillowsnice Source Type: forums

malpractice insurance in texas
Hey everyone, I'm moving to texas in a few months and the group I am with wants to charge me either $25/hr for basically occurrence based malpractice (claims + lifetime tail). They told me that I could also get my own insurance as well. If I planned to work 12 12's (annual total hours 1728), that would put my cost at $43k basically. I feel like thats too much. Do any of you guys purchase your own insurance and then when you stop, just basically buy the lifetime tail? Someone told me it was... malpractice insurance in texas (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pudortu Source Type: forums

Independent Contractor Practice...
Any thoughts, or experience, with an independent contractor model of practice within a hospital system? I've been offered a position within a hospital to set up a pain program using their space, staff and equipment, but I remain private practice and I only bill professional fees. Overhead would be malpractice, health insurance, and my own biller. Seems like a fairly low overhead way of developing a practice, vs. totally solo-office based? Any experiences, pros, cons? Thank you! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedZeppelin Source Type: forums

Writing "Malingering" in the chart
Thoughts on this from the medical malpractice insights newsletter? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Malingering" or a spinal epidural abscess? Facts: Immediately after "bucking hay bales," a 34 yo male experiences pain in his neck radiating to his L shoulder. A week later he is worse and presents to the ED with 7/10 pain that is worse with movement and associated with... Writing "Malingering" in the chart (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cbrons Source Type: forums

Private practice salary offer...is it fair?
I recently was offered an associate position from a solo practitioner in a local suburb far from the city. The base salary is $70,000, with bonus of 10% after making 3x base. This practitioner will pay for CME, malpractice, professional membership fees. No health insurance. 2 weeks sick/vacay. Practice is very busy, practitioner averages ~45 pts/day and there are nearby hospitals with very few podiatrists taking call, thus growth potential can be very fast and high. There's also option to... Private practice salary offer...is it fair? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jdm95ls2000 Source Type: forums

This sounds like a great job
OUTSIDE OF KANSAS CITY One anesthesiologist needed - will consider perm candidate February 6th - ongoing No call Cases: General, Ortho, GI, Neuro (spines and Bariatric) 100 cases per month **CRNAs do the cases; MDA is there per hospital requirements** Credentialing time is less than 30 days Who needs Sudoko when you can be reading novels in the lounge and watching The Price is Right. I wonder what the malpractice premium is for just being the fall guy? -- Il Destriero (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: IlDestriero Source Type: forums

Working In Canada after training in US
I am finishing an Endocrinology Fellowship in US and considering moving to Canada (Toronto) for a job. I have done my med schooling outside North America. The minimal salary I am being offered (pre tax) is 230K with no weekend calls. I am getting offers in the same range in US. I have no family ties to US/Canada. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of moving to Canada. How does working in Canada differ from in US especially malpractice, money and future growth wise? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: swederoxette Source Type: forums

NP, PA, MD, or DO?
My fiancée wants to go into obstetrics, but we're have issues determining what the best path to that may be. I was wondering if people could speak to the differences between the actual practice of NPs, PAs, and MDs/DOs in the field. We would also love any help in the cost/benefit analysis in terms of debt, salary, malpractice, etc, and years to completion and so forth. There's a lot of differing information on the web, and we're just not sure where to start. Thank you!!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: neuroguy91 Source Type: forums

Job eval
Small-mid size Midwest city, Hospital employed position, own cases/no supervision, Eat-what-you-kill paying at a blended rate just under $30/unit 1st yr, just over $30 after W-2 position, w/health/malpractice, tail coverage Call 1:4 (about 50:50 home vs in-house), extra pay for in-house call amounting to ~25k/yr. Av of 1200-1500 units/month per provider. 5% retirement (not sure if this is a 401k match or true retirement) with a 5 yr vesting. Free to take vaca as you please, but it is... Job eval (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pharmado Source Type: forums

Malpractice Insurance help (New Graduate)
Hi guys, Long time no see. So finished residency and starting to sign up with different hospitals to try out different practice environments so the whole Malpractice Insurance thing scares me. Here is a sample portion copy of a contract for insurance that I got from a company I would really like to work for but I am worried that it has no tail coverage. I cannot tell from the legalese and was hoping you guys could help me understand it. Thanks in advance. (I changed the hospitals name to... Malpractice Insurance help (New Graduate) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bad virus Source Type: forums

2.5million malpractice award story
I read the story linked below and was curious as to your guys take on it. Is the patient partially responsible since she didn't proceed to her appointment in the morning following her trip to the ED? Is a 2.5 million award justifiable? http://www.thestate.com/news/nation-world/national/article82950257.html#fmp (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Warderino92 Source Type: forums

Seak
http://store.seak.com/upcoming-seminars/ Has anyone gone to a SEAK conference or purchased a DVD? The one coming up on being an expert witness for malpractice sounds good as they will talk about things relevant to staying out of trouble and also being hired as a witness. Since I am only 3 years out of fellowship I'm not about to do this, but the other SEAK educational information looks interesting like the expert witness stuff. Anyone with information (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SpineBound Source Type: forums

Neurology Residency Programs with Best Salary/Benefits Packages
Which neurology residency programs provide the best salary and benefits packages (e.g., paid vacation time; holiday days; health insurance; books/equipment; educational days; conferences travel reimbursement; licensing/testing costs covered; hospital matched 401k/403(b)/IRA contributions etc; malpractice insurance; unionization) ? Program Name: Paid Vacation Time: Holiday Days: Health Insurance premium: Malpractice Insurance premium: Book / equipment stipend: Conference/Travel... Neurology Residency Programs with Best Salary/Benefits Packages (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WiredEntropy Source Type: forums

Joan Rivers' Malpractice Settlement 8 figures
TV is reporting that Joan Rivers' daughter got $10-$15 million from all the parties involved. The lawyers got 1/3 of course but this was a huge settlement. How did the parties come up with say $10 million? Let's assume all the Physicians involved settled for $1 million each. 1. Anesthesiologist- $1 million 2. ENT- $1 million 3. Gi- $1 million 4. GI center- $5 million? I can see maybe $8 million here but where does the other $2 million come from? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BLADEMDA Source Type: forums

US Medical Student Doing Rotation In UK - Malpractice????
Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help me with this issue. I'm a US medical student trying to do a rotation in the UK and cannot for the life of me find a malpractice insurance that will cover me. My school's wont and many of the malpractice plans in the UK are only for UK based students. Has anyone found anything like this?? Any help would be much appreciated!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: medathlete Source Type: forums

Looking for Physician/PA for Primary Care Practice - Brooklyn, NY
A medical office in Brooklyn NY is looking for a motivated physician (MD/DO) or physician assistant (PA) with NYS license to work in a primary care practice; full time or part time, in a supportive environment utilizing electronic medical records. Bilingual English/Chinese preferred. Recent grads welcome! Generous compensation package includes salary, malpractice insurance, health insurance, paid vacation. Please e-mail us your resume at sue.gong@apmcny.com or call:... Looking for Physician/PA for Primary Care Practice - Brooklyn, NY (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aplusmedicalclinic Source Type: forums

Collaborative care
So, I been watching some CME lectures about collaborative care, and questions for anyone in the collaborative model - ie you never see the patient, but give official treatment recs to social workers and PCPs with your name in the chart. I'm seeing stats like - psychiatrist should be reviewing 6-8pts /hr, treating based on phq-9, etc. Does this lead to higher provider burnout? Also, what are the liability issues? (Do you get called into court In a malpractice suit for a patient you never... Collaborative care (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: keifernny2 Source Type: forums

Telemedicine and Formulary filling
So I was cold called for a group that is doing telemedicine and formulary filling/refill/scripts. They have a claims made malpractice insurance 1M/3M.... But I have a few questions for you guys who have some experience with this: 1. Is claims made malpractice for a low acuity telemedicine part time job ok? 2. For the formulary refill system, the patient puts a request for a non narcotic medication, the queue is set, I answer the queue and I call the patient, then I use escript to... Telemedicine and Formulary filling (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pinipig523 Source Type: forums

Re: Does defensive medicine protect doctors against malpractice claims?
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 26, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Re: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 7, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Malpractices in the National Health Services
Forum: Society Posted By: Maura Kat Post Time: 20-10-2014 at 17:11 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - October 20, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Medical Malpractice Insurance for Clinical Electives
Hi everyone I applied for clinical electives at Newcastle University, they need in the requirements a copy of medical malpractice insurance. I am an Egyptian citizen living in Egypt. Can anyone recommend to me insurance companies, and how can I get the medical malpractice insurance. and I cannot get insurance from MPS & MDU as they require UK citizen :( Please Help Thank you (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - July 9, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: osama_okasha Tags: Newcastle Medical School Source Type: forums

Medical Malpractice Inusrance for Clinical Electives
Hi everyone I applied for clinical electives at Newcastle University, they need in the requirements a copy of medical malpractice insurance. I am an Egyptian citizen living in Egypt. Can anyone recommend to me insurance companies, and how can I get the medical malpractice insurance. and I cannot get insurance from MPS & MDU as they require UK citizen Please Help Thank you (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - July 9, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: osama_okasha Tags: International Medical Students Source Type: forums

Unique Physician Opportunities in 8 Locations Throughout the US!
Mobile Doctors, one of the leading organizations specializing in house calls for geriatric and disabled patients, is seeking a doctor to provide at-home primary care. We are a rapidly growing organization that continues to expand each year with the ever-increasing demand for home care. Due to recent reforms in healthcare emphasizing primary and preventive care, joining our type of practice would put you right at the forefront of this shift. With Mobile Doctors, you’ll enjoy a different way to practice medicine that allows you to leave the confines of the office setting behind. Practice comprehensive patient care with tho...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - February 27, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mobiledoc Tags: Jobs and Help Wanted Board Source Type: forums

North Carolina
Yadkin Valley is a 22-bed critical access hospital providing high-quality care distinguished by high patient satisfaction ratings. We've been serving the Yadkin Valley for over 57 years and look forward to continuing to support the community and providing your medical needs for years to come. We are currently seeking physicians for our Emergency Room. The ED sees 6300 patients annually and most physicians work 24 hour shifts, however you can work up to 48 hours depending on what you are comfortable with.. They require their physicians to be ATLS, ACLS, and PALS Certified. The facility is a Level IV trauma center. We al...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - February 27, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kfloyd Tags: Jobs and Help Wanted Board Source Type: forums

Seeking ED physicians in Alabama
We are currently seeking physicians for coverage in the Emergency Department. The ED sees 12-15K patients annually and most physicians work 12 hour shifts. They require their physicians to be ATLS, ACLS, and PALS Certified. Physicians are required to be BE/BC. We also assist physicians in the credentialing process to save you time! Physicians will be independent contractor status and will receive a competitive hourly rate. Our company offers A plus malpractice insurance and physicians can opt into a benefits package. We are pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling, so physicians can work as little as much as you want...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - February 27, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kfloyd Tags: Jobs and Help Wanted Board Source Type: forums

Psychiatric Ethics Stumper
So recently I happened to be perusing the Code of Conduct, or Ethical Guidelines or whatever it is called that is put out by the APA. One of the rules is that it is unethical to practice outside your area of competence. I take "area of competence" to mean "psychiatry." But anyone who has finished intern year can get a state medical license and be a GP. Will they be a good one? Who knows. Still isn't the "area of competence" for all MDs who have done an intern year "everything?" How do GPs get malpractice insurance by the way? (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nancysinatra Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Offered an opportunity by a law group to review a malpractice case...
What does this mean? I was called at work and offered the opportunity to review a case that was potentially a malpractice suit against an EM doctor in San Antonio, TX... I wasn't sure what this meant and if it meant that I was going to be on the side of the physician or the plaintiff... so I told them to give me time to think about it. Have any of you guys done this? If so, what's the catch and what do they pay you? I don't want to be on the plaintiff's side... docs stand together. (Source: Student Doctor Network Forums)
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 11, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pinipig523 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Clinical Policies/Policy Statements
So I hear a lot that you should be well versed with the official policies of the major organizations relevant to your practice. Not necessarily that you have to abide by them but that you need to be familiar with them and know very clearly when you are deviating and why because if you end up in court, it's the policies that will be cited as evidence of your malpractice. So then I have a few questions. Is there anywhere to get a compilation of the current ACEP policies or do you have to pull them off the website one-by-one? What's the difference between a policy statement and a clinical policy? Political vs medical? W...
Source: Student Doctor Network Forums - January 1, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DeadCactus Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums