Medical Malpractice News

13Jul, 2018

Medical Practice is Changing Every Day—Are You Prepared?

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For today’s physicians, keeping up with change can be exhausting, while falling behind change can be career-altering. As an example, many primary care physicians have had to deal with shifts in public sentiment toward vaccinations, an issue that can literally be life-or-death. And while a quick wit and an open heart can persuade a skeptical mother of the importance of vaccinating their child, other changes, like growing scrutiny about how physicians think about prescribing antibiotics, signal an important change in medical understanding. A recent article published by The U.S. News […]
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29Jun, 2018

Marijuana and Malpractice?

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One of the biggest and most controversial changes in the world of pharmaceuticals today involves medical marijuana. Since California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, 30 states* and the District of Columbia currently have a law on the books allowing for the medical use of marijuana, with 8 states permitting some form of recreational use. That’s just over 20 years to add more than half of the United States to that list!  
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22Jun, 2018

Accidentally Bare

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Imagine this: a home health agency hires you to do some PRN work for them. Until now you’ve been between employment, having left your last job because of management issues. You explain to the hiring manager of the agency that you’re uninsured, but he assures you that it is okay—you will be automatically insured under the company’s policy while working for them. Because the company seems legitimate—the sign above their offices says “Caring for you, since 1972,” you take your new boss’s word for it. Besides, you need the work, […]
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online telemedicine
6Jun, 2018

Some Recent Trends in Online Telemedicine

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Online telemedicine is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing segments of the healthcare industry. According to the Washington Post, about 15 million Americans currently utilize telemedicine. Grand View Research, a market research and consulting firm located in San Francisco, forecasts a massive $113.1 billion market share by 2025.  
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Early Dispute Resolution
24May, 2018

EDR vs ADR – A New Model of Dispute Resolution

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An encouraging new trend is developing in medical malpractice litigation, which could result in dramatically reduced premiums for malpractice insurance. This new method is a tort system called EDR, or Early Dispute Resolution, and it is already being used with great success throughout the state of Oregon. Brian Jerome, who chairs the Massachusetts Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section Council, reported that a mere 3% of EDR-arbitrated cases go to trial, a big improvement over the current Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) model currently followed in most states.  
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