Medical Malpractice

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Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Allow Health Care Apologies

A bill that would allow health care professionals to apologize for a mistake without it being admissible in court as evidence of liability has the approval of Pennsylvania state senators.

06/25/2013

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Legal Recourse After A Misdiagnosis

If you’ve been misdiagnosed, can you sue the doctor?

04/09/2013

Number Of Medical Malpractice Cases In Pa. Levels Off After 6-Year Decline

After six years of steady decline, the number of medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania has leveled off.

05/08/2012

(It is the season for trauma according to one local ER doctor.)

Survey Says: Docs Fear Being Sued, Order More Tests

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.

05/23/2011

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Number of Medical Malpractice Cases Continue Decline in Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, filings were down almost 70 percent from the average of the baseline years.

05/19/2011

Dr. Peter Kowey helped organize the summit. (Photo provided by Main Line Health)

Medical Malpractice Summit Brings Together Doctors And Lawyers

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.

04/26/2011

Test Questions

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.

01/21/2011

Avoiding Surgical Mistakes

According to a report from the Netherlands, surgical mistakes could be avoided, in many cases, by using a checklist to check out safety issues.

11/30/2010

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