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Disclosing Adverse Events: 3 Vital Steps for Physicians
Many physicians will face a malpractice claim in their career, so the way a physician communicates adverse news is of paramount importance. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 26, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Patient Relations Source Type: news

Preventing Data Breaches: What Physicians Need to Do
Two recent articles underscore the importance of cybersecurity across all facets of a physician’s practice and what questions should be asked. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 24, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Before You Get Started in Telemedicine
There is no such thing as a standard telemedicine program. Consequently, it is extremely important to develop a strategic plan first. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 23, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Mobile Practice Models Source Type: news

Mistaken Diagnoses Are Much More Common Than You'd Think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is crucial, but Tuesday's Institute of Medicine report found diagnostic errors get too little attention. The biggest needed change: "Patients are central to a solution," said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee. That means better teamwork between health providers - do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Beware of Year-End Tax-Scams Targeting Doctors
Some year-end scams target doctors externally, while others are brought to them by would-be advisors. Here’s a look at both. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 22, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Work/Life Balance Source Type: news

Internationally-respected Experts in Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Ask: Why Don’t We Know More about Theranos’ Technology?
This secretive start-up medical laboratory testing company has not disclosed how its diagnostic test technology works, nor has it given laboratorians an opportunity to examine the technology Several internationally-respected clinical laboratory experts are asking serious questions about Theranos and its diagnostic testing technology, and they’ve gotten few answers to date. Though the number of experts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 21, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing AmeriHealth Caritas biomedical innovation Capital BlueCross Carlos Slim Foundation CCLM Cl Source Type: news

Do Medicare quality measures miss the mark in radiology?
Tracking physician performance in an effort to improve healthcare quality and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS: Radiologists are buying into PQRS program HIMSS: IT professionals target patient engagement NCoBC: 3 ways nurse navigators can reduce your malpractice risk Who is the better radiologist? Levin: Radiology groups must retool to fend off telerad firms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Professor awarded $1.2 million NIH grant to study malpractice and 'defensive medicine'
(Northwestern University) What happens to the quality of care delivered when physicians face no threat of malpractice? Does the presence of malpractice pressure lead to 'defensive medicine' -- the delivery of tests or treatments that may not necessarily be in the best interest of the patient but can serve to shield the physician from threats of liability? These questions directly address two important aspects of the US health care system -- quality of care and cost of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Innovative Clinical Pathology Laboratories Are Adding Value to Pharmacogenomic Test Reports to Help Physicians Better Interpret and Act upon the Results
There’s even a company called Translational Software providing a service to incorporate enriched information about such tests into the reports that labs deliver to doctors Personalized medicine is the good news story in healthcare and clinical laboratory medicine today. Armed with new understanding about the human genome, physicians are able to customize therapies for patients […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing “A L Source Type: news

Kenya: Female Health Malpractices Rise
[Nation] Female reproductive health malpractices topped the list of complaints lodged against medical practitioners in the last five years but little decisive action was taken against those accused. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Financial Literacy: Year-end Issues for Physicians
For physicians, the last quarter of the year means solicitations for tax and investment schemes. Here’s what you should know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 9, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Front Desk Law & Malpractice Operations Source Type: news

OSHA Focusing on Workplace Violence in Medical Practices
Protecting your practice from violence is a must, both for overall safety and to avoid penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: John C. Ivins, Jr. Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Staff Operations Patient Relations Source Type: news

Health Insurers Balk at Paying for Multigene Panels While Clinical Pathology Laboratories and Physicians Pursue Evidence of Clinical Utility
News reports state that Anthem and Cigna have denied payment for some multigene panel tests, saying that the tests are unproven. Other insurers, such as UnitedHealthcare and Priority Health, pay for such tests but only for certain patients A conflict is building between patients and health insurers over the reluctance among health plans to pay […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 2, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna Anthem BRCA1 and BRACA2 breast cancer cigna clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Morning Break: Oliver Sacks Dies, Making Malpractice Suits Easier, Hot ESC Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 31, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

CLMA’s Inaugural ICE Award Recognizes the Initiative at Seattle Children’s Hospital Laboratories that Decreased Unnecessary Genetic Tests while Contributing to Better Patient Outcomes
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association is encouraging medical laboratories to submit abstracts about their programs to deliver more value to patients and physicians through the use of clinical pathology laboratory tests Now, more than ever, the house of laboratory medicine needs to be publishing clinic studies and evidence that the money spent on appropriate medical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 31, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations “Increasing Clinical Effectiveness” ACOs clinical laborator Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: When Bad Doctors Happen to Good Patients
If hospitals and the medical community won’t police incompetent physicians, who will? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS MOORE and STEVE COHEN Tags: Malpractice Lobbying and Lobbyists Hospitals State Legislatures Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Malpractice Coverage Still Needed When Practicing Ends
Even if a physician stops practicing medicine, malpractice coverage needs to continue. Here's how to ensure you are covered. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 30, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

Possible Bad News for Clinical Pathology Laboratories Should Double-digit Rate Increases Happen in 2016 and 2017 to Healthcare Exchange Premiums
Were health insurers to experience tough financial pressures, clinical laboratories and pathology groups could see a scale-back in medical lab test payments for 2016 and 2017 Will health insurance premiums skyrocket in 2016 for health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act? That’s a tough question to answer, given that projected increases are substantial in some […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 28, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

When Can Medical Documents be Disclosed in Court?
A recent ruling in Texas is important for physicians to know, because it shows that laws regarding disclosure can have exemptions. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 27, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Staff Patient Confidentiality Source Type: news

Medical Laboratories in Canada Face Squeeze from a Retiring Labor Force, the Need to Acquire New Diagnostic Technologies, and Increased Demand for Lab Tests
In provinces across Canada, health systems are dealing with limited budgets, growing populations, and the need to transition to personalized medicine Medical laboratories in Canada have something in common with medical laboratories in most other developed nations. Demand for healthcare services exceeds capacity, even as the healthcare system struggles to find adequate funding. This puts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 26, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Source Type: news

How One State Tamed the Med-Mal Crisis; MoreHow One State Tamed the Med-Mal Crisis; More
National trend reflected in state's claims experience; challenge to state law rejected; family of seizure patient sues hospital; broadcaster's bum right foot -- malpractice or self-inflicted? Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

Milestone Scientific claims CompuFlo meets interim goals in IDE trial
Milestone Scientific‘s (OTC:MLSS) epidural & intra-articular subsidiary said today that the investigative device exemption trial of its CompuFlo epidural computer controlled system has returned successful interim results. The Compass trial is designed to asses the safety and effectiveness of the epidural space verification of CompuFlow, which identifies and confirms epidural space locations, Livingston, N.J.-based Milestone Scientific said. The company said the pivotal IDE study has enrolled 200 patients to date. “The interim analysis of the Compass study clearly achieved the goal set by the FDA IDE investi...
Source: Mass Device - August 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Software / IT Milestone Scientific Inc. Source Type: news

Is Your Lab Paying Your Practice an Illegal Kickback?
A recent case alleges one lab paid physicians improper fees to use their services. Make sure the same isn't happening at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 16, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Operations Referrals Source Type: news

Failure to Heed Patients’ Privacy Requests Raises ‘Big Data’ Concerns in England: Offers Lessons for How Clinical Pathology Lab Test Data Should Be Protected in U.S.
National Health Service agency admits to releasing information on 700,000 patients who opted out of nation’s new centralized medical-information database In the United States, the debate is ongoing about how healthcare data is used while at the same time protecting patient privacy. The outcome of this debate will be increasingly important for medical laboratories because—in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 14, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice dark daily home page Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Management & Operations Ars Technica UK Beth McCarron-Nash big data Care.data clinical laboratory Glyn Source Type: news

50 Shades of Malpractice50 Shades of Malpractice
Malpractice cases range from crazy to shocking to sad to frustrating. Here are some of the most notorious cases from each of our 50 states. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Male doctors more likely to face legal action than female colleagues
Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Litigation / Medical Malpractice Source Type: news

Female doctors are less likely to face being struck off or sued for negligence 
Regulator the General Medical Council has seen a 64 per cent increase in complaints between 2010 and 2013. Medico-legal action includes doctors facing disciplinary action and malpractice claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Pathologists Participate in Medicare’s Quality Reporting and e-Prescribing Programs, but 40% of Providers Opt for Penalties over Compliance
Among all medical specialties, pathologists have a high rate of participation in both Medicare reporting programs Many pathologists are aware of Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic-Prescribing Incentive (e-prescribing) Program. But what is less known is that up to 40% of eligible doctors nationwide are opting to not participate and thus get paid […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 12, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Anders Gilberg Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clinical laboratory College of Source Type: news

Congress Takes Aim at Healthcare Technology Data Blocking in a Move That Might Benefit Many Clinical Pathology Laboratories
CMS wants pathologists and other healthcare providers to report “every issue—small, medium and large,” when someone gets in the way of information sharing Federal health officials are taking steps to end technology vendors’ “data blocking” practices that inhibit the electronic transfer of patient information. This is a tactic that has proven costly for pathology groups […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 10, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations allscripts Andy Slavitt athenahealth Source Type: news

Reliable, High-Quality Clinical Laboratories Continue to Be in Short Supply in Nigeria Despite Efforts to Upgrade Accreditation and Professionalism
Government officials and laboratory scientists urge citizens to ‘patronize only approved medical laboratory facilities and demand quality services’ In Nigeria, government officials and medical laboratory scientists are speaking out about the poor state of medical diagnoses across the country despite their efforts to upgrade accreditation and professionalism of the clinical laboratories that operate in Nigeria. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 7, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Afriglobal Medicare Limited Anthony Emeribe Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists Source Type: news

Alert! ICD-10 Conversion Is Now 56 Days Away and Could Put Financial Squeeze on Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups
Big question for medical laboratory managers is whether Medicare, private health insurers, and medical claims clearinghouses can make a smooth changeover when processing lab test claims using ICD-10 codes Conversion to ICD-10 is now only 56 days away! Physicians are not the only ones with a large stake in the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 5, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American Health Information Management Association american medical association Billing clinical laboratory Coding Collect Source Type: news

National Practitioner Data Bank
The NPDB is a federal information repository dedicated to improving health care quality, promoting patient safety, and preventing fraud and abuse. It contains information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, entities, providers, and suppliers. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Workers in Trouble
[Malawi24] Practicing health workers in Malawi must brace for tough punishments over involvement in incessant drugs and equipment theft, in the wake of revelations that most of them are behind the malpractice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many GPs misunderstand discharge letter shorthand
Survey reveals a more than a quarter of GPs misinterpret six common abbreviations Related items from OnMedicaMissed diagnoses and drug errors make up bulk of GP malpractice claimsGuidance to help care home patients get right medicinesA collaborative cure for NHS discharge communicationsNHS issues warning on poor discharge communicationHospitals discharge processes putting patients at risk, Healthwatch England finds (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 4, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

User Errors Are Top Reason for EHR-Related Malpractice Claims
User error, such as incorrect data input, contributes to the majority of medical malpractice claims that involve electronic health records. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Alicia Gallegos Source Type: news

New York Sen. Dean Skelos, son plead not guilty to bribery, extortion
New York state Sen. Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of bribery and extortion, The Wall Street Journal reported. Dean and Adam Skelos are accused of pressuring a medical malpractice insurance company into giving Adam Skelos a job. The men were indicted in Manhattan in May. They pleaded not guilty to that indictment. Two additional charges of bribery and extortion were added last week. Dean Skelos, a Republican, stepped down as the Senate majority leader in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - July 30, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Is Legislation to End Malpractice Lawsuits Realistic?Is Legislation to End Malpractice Lawsuits Realistic?
Legislation in Georgia and Florida would end to malpractice lawsuits (and the need for malpractice insurance). The only problem, says the author, is that the math doesn't add up. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Asset Protection: How Many LLCs Do You Need?
A common and recurring question I get from doctors is, "How many LLCs do I need?" The best answer requires a fact specific look at your assets. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 28, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Revenue Cycle Management Personal Finance Source Type: news

Using an EHR Can Be Ethically Challenging
The inherent flaws in this doctor’s EHR system has created an ethical dilemma, which he says cannot be solved. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 27, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Essin, MA, MD Tags: Blog Health IT Law & Malpractice EHR Meaningful Use Source Type: news

Clinical Pathology Labs Take Note: Death March for Fee-For-Service Payment Model Continues as Support for Change Gathers Steam
Payment reform unlikely to require legislation or raft of new regulations, but shift to value-based payment model will cost clinical labs and pathology groups Today there is wide recognition in healthcare that the days of fee-for-service (FFS) medicine are numbered. But what is less certain is how fast government and private payers will introduce other […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 27, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jessica Dyer Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice dark daily home page Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement News From Source Type: news

Reduce Physician Liability in Patient-Addiction Cases
Here are six steps to protect yourself and your practice from malpractice suits stemming from a patient's prescription addiction. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 26, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Risk Management Patient Relations Source Type: news

Instituting a Successful BYOD Policy for Your Practice
Physicians want access to patient data on the go, but practices need to have a secure BYOD policy. Here are a few steps to protect data within the EHR. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 22, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT HIPAA Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform EHR Source Type: news

Obesity Now the Rule: Rheumatology Network and ConsultantLive
(MedPage Today) -- Also, huge malpractice discounts and the range of illnesses connected to shift work. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Three Steps to Preventing Data Breaches in Your Practice
Practices are more at risk for breaches than ever before. Here are a few steps to protect data in the EHR and elsewhere. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 21, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT HIPAA Law & Malpractice EHR Compliance Source Type: news

Two Lab Leaders Present Different Ways to Help Physicians Get Greater Value from Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing
In response to healthcare’s transformation, a pathologist and a lab CEO describe two powerful ways that medical laboratories can collaborate with physicians, patients, health systems, and health insurers to deliver more value DATELINE: Phoenix, Arizona—It may be appropriate that, with the pace of change heating up in both healthcare and the clinical laboratory industry, it […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 21, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jessica Dyer Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Uncategorized Accountable Care Organization ACO BMJ British Medical Journal clinic Source Type: news

Health Diagnostic Laboratory Puts Itself Up for Sale as Virginia Medical Lab Company Solicits Bids for Auction
HDL also got approval to question executives from UnitedHealthcare in court over unpaid claims, its third dispute with a health insurance company Following a string of major setbacks, Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) of Richmond, Virginia, put itself up for sale last week. This action comes after HDL’s announcement in April that it would pay more […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 20, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jessica Dyer Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice dark daily home page Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Ma Source Type: news

Before a Medical Data Breach, Begin Your Response Plan
Having a data breach response plan on paper isn't enough. Practice staff expected to implement it must understand and be equipped to execute their tasks. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 16, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Leonardo M. Tamburello Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Law & Malpractice Technology Patients Source Type: news

Medical malpractice case could mean more money for injured patients
The case started with a dental assistant who went into surgery for carpal-tunnel syndrome and ended up suffering a perforated esophagus. Now, nearly eight years later, the case could be another blow to a controversial 2003 law that limited the amounts of money injured patients can receive in medical-malpractice cases. A South Florida appeals court ruled last week that the law's limits on pain-and-suffering damages --- known in legal parlance as non-economic damages --- are unconstitutional in personal-injury… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 7, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jim Saunders Source Type: news

Homicide committed by psychiatric patients: psychiatrists' liability in Italian law cases - Terranova C, Rocca G.
Interest in psychiatrists' professional liability in Italy has increased in recent years because of the number of medical malpractice claims. Professional liability for failure to prevent violent behaviour by psychiatric patients is particularly debated. T... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is This Shocking Behavior by Physicians Really Malpractice?Is This Shocking Behavior by Physicians Really Malpractice?
If no medical error or physical harm is involved but the doctor behaved really badly, should he or she be sued? See what your colleagues think. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news