Tag Archives: medical malpractice

Hospital Safety Ratings Released By Consumer Reports

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Billings Clinic in Montana is the safest hospital in the US, while Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago scored lowest, according to Consumer Reports’ first-ever list of the best and worst medical facilities. According to the organization, a 2010 US Department of Health and Human Services report […]

Substance Use and Medical Malpractice

For a doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff member to properly diagnose and treat medical disorders, they must have their wits about them. PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — For a doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff member to properly diagnose and treat medical disorders, they must have their wits about them. Keeping a […]

Most medical malpractice claims litigated, but few go to trial: Study

Most medical malpractice claims lead to litigation, but a majority of these are dismissed, and more than three-quarters of the relatively few against specialists that lead to a trial verdict are resolved in the physician’s favor, says a new study. The study, whose lead researcher was Dr. Anupam B. Jena of Massachusetts General Hospital and […]

Paramedics’ alleged mistakes in girl’s death likely to cost taxpayers

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com February 14, 2012 1:02AM Chicago taxpayers will likely spend $1.75 million to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died of bronchial asthma in 2002 after a string of alleged mistakes made by Chicago Fire Department paramedics. Arielle Starks died at Advocate Trinity Hospital after an ambulance […]

Study: 15% of surgeons report alcohol use disorder

Nurse.com News Monday February 20, 2012 A relatively small proportion of surgeons who responded to an anonymous survey self-reported alcohol use disorders that are consistent with alcohol abuse or dependence, according to a report. Because alcohol abuse disorders can cause clinically significant impairment and distress in other aspects of life, researchers evaluated the prevalence of […]

The Obama Memos: The Verdict on Malpractice

Posted by Ryan Lizza Today, I’m posting a memo to the President that includes Barack Obama’s handwritten decision at the end of the document. The memo—one of several I obtained for a piece in this week’s New Yorker—was sent to Obama on July 1, 2009, and came back from the Oval Office the following day. […]

Jackson’s Dad Says ‘There’s More’ as Conrad Murray Civil Case Looms

By LUCHINA FISHER and SHEILA MARIKAR Now that a criminal jury has found Dr. Conrad Murray‘s guilty of involuntary manslaughter, his case will head for civil court where Murray could be found liable for medical malpractice. The Jackson family is ready for the next chapter. On his way out of Monday’s court hearing when Murray […]

Anne Murphy to succeed Max Brown as Rush University Medical Center general counsel

Veteran attorney with grounding in health care will take the reins in January resolving tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospital likely to top agenda October 28, 2011|Ameet Sachdev’s Chicago Law When Max Brown became a lawyer for a Chicago hospital 32 years ago, the biggest issue he had to deal with was the rising cost of […]

Author Allan Fotheringham cheats death

In his new memoir, Boy From Nowhere: A Life in Ninety-One Countries, Allan Fotheringham recounts a shocking tale of alleged medical malpractice. By Charlie Smith, November 16, 2011 When he shuffles into the lobby of the Wedgewood Hotel, Allan Fotheringham looks much smaller than I expected him to be. The famous newspaper columnist and author […]

How Using Social Media Can Harm Your Case

An innocent “tweet” could cost you big money. Social Media is continuing to explode in usage and is a huge part of our collective hyper-connected daily lives. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and other forms of social media can, however, seriously harm your personal injury or medical malpractice case. Insurance companies, adjusters, investigators, and defense attorneys […]

Types of Personal Injury Claims

February 25, 2011 Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims – such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation. ORLANDO, FL, February 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, […]

Negligence Claims Aren’t To Blame for Physician Shortage

Negligence Claims Aren’t To Blame for Physician Shortage, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer Says A Northwestern School of Medicine study overstates the impact of medical negligence litigation on the state’s supply of physicians, Illinois medical malpractice attorney Patrick A. Salvi says. A recently released Northwestern medicine school study wrongly tries to blame the state’s medical liability […]