Aug 12, 2020

Is It Ever “Okay” to Withhold Information from a Patient?

Ethics is always a hot topic when discussing the medical profession. There are plenty of doctors who always make ethical decisions when dealing with their patients. However, there are times when ethics come into question because of information being withheld. Is it ever okay for a doctor to withhold information from a patient? When looking [...]

Aug 5, 2020

What Is the Difference Between “Duty of Care” and “Breach of Care”?

What does a doctor actually owe you as a patient when you are under their care? This is a question raised by many who have suffered at the hands of their medical provider. There is a difference between the duty of care and breach of care when it comes to medical malpractice. Understanding what a [...]

May 6, 2020

Has the Mental Health System Failed?

More than 40 million Americans deal with some form of anxiety or depression or another mental health issue yearly. People turn to games, television yogis, video tutorials, blogs, Facebook posts, and other digital methods to deal with their mental health problems. Do you see something wrong with this picture? There’s plenty of access to care [...]

Apr 8, 2020

What Is an “Expert Witness” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

In almost every single medical malpractice case, the plaintiff will have to hire an expert witness to provide testimony. For the most part, anyone who does not have an MD at the end of their name will not be able to answer questions regarding your injuries, which is why you should seek a qualified medical [...]

Apr 1, 2020

Doctor Bias Is Real – and It’s a Serious Problem

Doctor bias is a real problem that often leads to medical malpractice claims. It occurs for various reasons, one of which being the doctor simply makes a diagnosis based on what he or she has seen recently in other patients, instead of what’s wrong with the patient in the room at the time. There are [...]

Mar 25, 2020

Appeals in Medical Malpractice Cases Are Important

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied immunity to a drug treatment facility after the death of a patient. A lawsuit was filed over the wrongful death of a patient who went into cardiac arrhythmia while he was receiving voluntary treatment for addiction at the Bowling-Green Brandywine facility. When admitted, the patient reported to the facility [...]

Mar 11, 2020

Can a Surgical Black Box Help Prevent Occurrences of Medical Malpractice?

Most people are familiar with the black box as it relates to commercial aircraft. Black boxes record various flight parameters in real time such as altitude, airspeed, control positions, and more. In the event of an airline crash, the black box, if found, can provide extremely important information about what led to the accident and [...]

Mar 4, 2020

Can You Sue a Naturopathic Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

When a medical doctor or healthcare provider falls short of meeting the acceptable standards of medical practice and the patient suffers an injury as a result, a medical malpractice claim may be filed. The claim may be brought to court by the patient and must confirm certain tort negligence elements in order to demonstrate proof [...]

Feb 19, 2020

The Track Record of Implicit Bias and Medical Misdiagnosis

In medical care settings, does skin color contribute to the quality of medical care provided to patients, thus influencing their medical outcomes? Unfortunately, some analysis of this question has occurred in recent years favoring the notion that racial bias is a problem in the practice of medicine as in other professions. This conclusion made by [...]

Feb 5, 2020

When Your Doctor’s Mental Health Causes Medical Errors

There is no getting around the fact that doctors are human beings susceptible to the same medical conditions as anyone else they may treat. Even with the assistance of technology in the medical field helping to eliminate (some) medical errors, patients can come to harm due to mistakes. We still expect, and deserve, competent medical [...]

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