' Apology' Laws for Malpractice: Deader Than a Dodo?'Apology' Laws for Malpractice: Deader Than a Dodo?
State apology laws were once touted as the answer to lowering malpractice claims, but data show they ' re failing. Could a new spin on the statutes revive their usefulness?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 10, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced
Jury also heard testimony about Holmes’ claims that the Edison device was doing clinical laboratory testing for the military in overseas theaters During the seventh week of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal fraud trial, headline-making testimony continued nearly non-stop. A former Theranos product manager took the stand offering damning testimony that tied Holmes to questionable […] The post Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 1, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorf Source Type: news

Jury Awards $6.46M in Wrongful Death Case Against Cardiologist Jury Awards $6.46M in Wrongful Death Case Against Cardiologist
Jurors in a medical malpractice case concluded that the cardiologist and his practice were negligent in the death of a 39-year-old woman with heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection
CDC advises clinical laboratories and microbiologists encountering C. auris to follow their own protocols before adopting federal agency guidelines In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories to be on the alert for Candida auris (C. auris) infections in their patients. An outbreak of the drug resistant […] The post CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 29, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing anatomic pathology Annals o Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Surgery Leads to Deformity Malpractice Case: Surgery Leads to Deformity
A breast lift procedure goes horribly wrong. What should the surgeon have done differently?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Article Source Type: news

UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service
Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to […] The post UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Bloomberg Boris Johnson clinical laboratory COVI Source Type: news

Rwanda: Ombudsman Exposes Malpractices in Pro-Poor Nutrition Programme
[New Times] The Office of the Ombudsman has exposed cases where relatively well to do families benefit from free meals meant to tackle malnutrition in poor families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology antigen t Source Type: news

Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos
WSJ reporter affirms that the pathologist was his “first and most important source” in confirming the problems at the now-defunct medical lab testing company During the federal fraud trial of Theranos Founder and former-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, no one has spent more days on the witness stand than ex-Theranos Laboratory Director Adam Rosendorff, MD, the pathologist […] The post Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 15, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendor Source Type: news

Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device
Four-star general Jim Mattis testified that he eventually “didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore,” The Wall Street Journal reported Former-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was known for her obsession with Steve Jobs, imitating not only the late Apple CEO’s well-known management style, but also his wardrobe choices. However, clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will […] The post Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 6, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorff MD anatomic pathology Andreas Dracopoulos Carlos Slim centers for medicare and medic Source Type: news

Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial
Romantic musings between the now-defunct Theranos’ CEO and COO may be introduced to undercut Holmes’ claims of ‘intimate partner abuse’ Medical laboratory professionals did not have to wait long for the first prosecution bombshell to explode during the opening week of the federal criminal fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. In court filings […] The post Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 1, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Assistant US Attorney Robert Leach clinical la Source Type: news

Linda Evangelista Says Body-Sculpting Procedure Left Her ‘Disfigured’
The ’90s-era supermodel said side effects from a fat-freezing procedure caused her to become depressed and turned her into a recluse after “not looking like myself any longer.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hauser Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Models (Professional) Plastic Surgery Evangelista, Linda Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc Malpractice Source Type: news

Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers
Although healthcare practitioners are protected from medical liability during the pandemic, malpractice claims may still be brought against them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career? Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career?
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

One High-Profile Case Damaged This Physician's Career One High-Profile Case Damaged This Physician's Career
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news