If you’ve been misdiagnosed, can you sue the doctor?
After six years of steady decline, the number of medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania has leveled off.
The American College of Emergency Physicians conducted a survey and found a doctor’s fear of being sued is the main reason why they order the number of tests they do. A local doctor from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital chimes in.
In Philadelphia, filings were down almost 70 percent from the average of the baseline years.
A health care summit on medical malpractice was held at the Hyatt on Delaware Avenue, yesterday. Doctors and lawyers gathered to discuss issues and possible Pennsylvania tort reform.
In our medical world we have dozens of tests that we can order at any time. This is a great weapon in patient care but it can also be a problem.
According to a report from the Netherlands, surgical mistakes could be avoided, in many cases, by using a checklist to check out safety issues.
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