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Medical Malpractice

"It's A Scandal" -Daryl Hall on Doctors Denying Chronic Lyme

Dana Parish | Posted 07.22.2016 | Science
Dana Parish

Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of s...

Harvard Lawless School And You

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

As the protections of tort law -- the law of wrongful injuries -- are diminished, millions of Americans are left outside the civil justice system -- unable to hold perpetrators accountable. The forced under-utilization of consumer, environmental and worker protection laws by their supposed beneficiaries against violators is overwhelmingly the norm.

6 Things You Should Consider Before Filing a Suit for Medical Negligence

Toby Nwazor | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Legal action though the commonest route taken must be undergone with utmost care. If you are considering legal action, then here are a few considerations you must have at the back of your mind.

Maybe That Medical Procedure Isn't Necessary After All

Mike Wood | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Wood

I'm not going to share the details of my personal experience, but I will tell you that second opinions are a great way to avoid unnecessary medical procedures. A second opinion probably saved my life years ago, and I am now skeptical any time I hear someone talk about surgery.

Indiana Passes Controversial Medical Malpractice Law

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie R. Caudle

It's been two decades and lawmakers in Indiana have voted in favor of a controversial medical malpractice cap.

From Chance to Choice to Court

Dov Fox | Posted 05.25.2016 | Technology
Dov Fox

The likes of voluntary sterilization and embryo screening give people who can afford them greater measures of control over procreation.Except, that is, when reproductive professionals make mistakes that frustrate efforts to pursue or avoid pregnancy or parenthood.

Lyme: Fight Harder For Science and End This War

Dana Parish | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science
Dana Parish

I just had a flashback. When I was diagnosed with Lyme, I knew little about it. I went to the first infectious disease doctor with my bullseye still ...

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist

Dana Parish | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

Dr. Neil Spector is a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, he shares his story, explains what Lyme and cancer have in common, and encourages us with his vision for the future.

How 11 Top NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease

Dana Parish | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He listened for 10 minutes and calmly said, "You have Lyme. Lyme does all kinds of weird things, but you'll get better. Amazing that I am only the 12th doctor you've been to. Most find me somewhere between 20 and 100."

Ready to Reduce Health Care Costs? Dr. Nussbaum Will See You Now

Michael Levin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Levin

Eliezer Nussbaum, M.D. is one of America's most respected doctors, having founded the Miller Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Long Be...

The Rumble From the People Can Work

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

If only the people who engage in "road rage" would engage in "corporate rage" when they are harmed by cover-ups or hazardous products and gouging services, aloof CEOs would start getting serious about safety and fair play.

Reproductive Malpractice and the U.S. Military

Dov Fox | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Dov Fox

An outdated Supreme Court doctrine and congressional loophole leaves servicewomen unable to recover for the negligent prenatal care they receive in a military hospital. However egregious the malpractice and grave the suffering it causes, our law offers no recourse for the wrong done to the woman's procreative interest and to her child's physical and mental wellbeing.

6 Steps of Personal Vigilance to Combat Rising Medical Negligence Claims

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Wren Collins

The bottom line is that no health care system is perfect. Doctors are human beings and therefore subject to imperfection.

5 Things Doctors Get Wrong

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

I know we doctors can do a better job and it is time that we reform our own behavior. We can change health care for the better if we are willing to change ourselves first.

Measure To Drug-Test Doctors Fails In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A California ballot measure to conduct random drug-testing of doctors and raise the cap on “pain and suffering” damages in medical malpractice law...

Malpractice 'Caps' Treat Women, Children and Seniors as Second-Class Citizens

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

When a state 'caps' non-economic damages, politicians have essentially decided to value the destruction of someone's life by what that person would have earned in the marketplace, since lost earning are never 'capped.' This promotes a kind of caste system.

Jerry Brown, Stop Punishing Victims of Medical Malpractice

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Now is the time to catch up with 1975. All eyes are on California voters when it comes to addressing the ongoing crisis of medical malpractice in the United States. Whereas MICRA served as a bad example to the nation, let us now reverse the tide and set out on a positive path.

How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne Doroshow

No matter where you live, you should find these results to be extremely troubling. These days, we must all be concerned about unsafe hospital care and understand, as a nation, that "tort reform" laws are making things worse for everyone.

All We Have to Lose Is Our Lives

Erin Brockovich | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Erin Brockovich

We live in a world where as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of preventable medical mistakes. With Prop 46, California voters can do what the politicians and the status-quo crowd won't: Nudge our healthcare system toward safer practices, deter doctor substance abuse and hold negligent physicians accountable.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

The 5 Most Commonly Overdiagnosed Conditions

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If it seems like everyone you know is being diagnosed with something, you're not imagining things. Yes, as we age, mo...

Florida's Supreme Court Finally Takes a Stand for Victims of Medical Malpractice

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Spencer Aronfeld

As a Florida personal injury attorney who has worked hard to help injured patients and their families, I believe that this decision comes 11 years too late.

Howard's Daily: Affordable Health Care Requires a New Legal Framework

Philip K. Howard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Obama's heart certainly seems to be in the right place on this issue. But it will take more than a suggestion to an obdurate Senate to advance this reform. The public, polls show, overwhelmingly supports special health courts. But no change is likely to happen until there's firm leadership from the president, or a crisis.

Howard's Daily: Medical 'Safe Harbors' Require Expert Health Courts

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Restoring reliability to the medical malpractice system, Peter Orszag (former head of OMB under Obama) periodically reminds us, could avoid the vast waste of "unnecessary tests and treatments" ordered only because doctors "believe it will protect them from a lawsuit."

Why Getting Old or Sick in America Doesn't Pay (And What You Can Do to Avoid It)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

My mom has been through the ringer with doctors, Medicare, secondary insurance, and medical professionals. It's as if the left hand has no clue as to what the right hand is doing. To me, health care shouldn't be this complicated.