Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Allow Health Care ApologiesA 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.
Legal Recourse After A MisdiagnosisIf you’ve been misdiagnosed, can you sue the doctor?
Number Of Medical Malpractice Cases In Pa. Levels Off After 6-Year DeclineAfter six years of steady decline, the number of medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania has leveled off.
Survey Says: Docs Fear Being Sued, Order More TestsThe 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.
Number of Medical Malpractice Cases Continue Decline in PennsylvaniaIn Philadelphia, filings were down almost 70 percent from the average of the baseline years.
Medical Malpractice Summit Brings Together Doctors And LawyersA 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.
Test QuestionsIn 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.
Avoiding Surgical MistakesAccording to a report from the Netherlands, surgical mistakes could be avoided, in many cases, by using a checklist to check out safety issues.