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An Asbestos Decision That Disserves Our Vets

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Joanne Doroshow

Asbestos is one of those lethal toxins that should not persist as a problem in this country, but it does.

Patient Safety Takes a Back Seat, Once Again

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne Doroshow

If 20 jetliners began crashing weekly, said a safety expert recently, "There would be a national ground stop. Fleets would be grounded. Airports would...

Cookbook Medicine Is a Recipe for Disaster

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanne Doroshow

When triggered by the desire to reduce unwarranted variation in practice and provide patients with benchmark quality care, adherence to clinical guidelines can often improve patient safety. But turning guidelines into legal standards would be bad for both patients and doctors.

Max J. Rosenthal

Businesses Face A 'Devastating' New Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the economy still weak, businesses may face a fresh blow from insurance companies next year, according to a new report published Th...

Here's Really Why Your Insurance Rates Go Up - and Then Don't

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joanne Doroshow

Please bookmark this post and come back to it in a year or so. I say this because our collective memory, and especially that of mainstream news organ...

The Tortured "Torts" of Sarah Palin and Oil

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

If you're part of the "tort reform" movement, which is still out there calling for liability limits on BP's corporate recklessness, a scholarly endorsement from Sarah Palin is where you'd go.

America Wakes Up to the Importance of Liability and the Stupidity of "Caps"

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Teachable moments can come almost anytime, from anywhere. The recent history of corporate and professional breakdowns and mess-ups should provide a n...

From Three Mile Island to BP: The Corporate Culture of Catastrophes and Cover-ups

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

As the lead lawyer who tried to stop GPU from re-opening Three Mile Island after the nuclear meltdown, I'm made horribly uncomfortable by news of the BP calamity. Similarities between the situations abound.

Time to Reform That Other Insurance Industry

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

We all depend on reasonably-priced insurance to function and I'm not talking just about heath insurance. Without affordable property-casualty insuran...

Huff and Puff

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

I think all these neo-con "think tank" guys deserve our sympathy. Let's help them return from Bizarro World. In case you doubt my sincerity, I have a history of trying to "give to those who take."