Medical Malpractice

By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medical Malpractice
Dec 2nd, 2012
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There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medical Malpractice
Jun 4th, 2012
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I’ve written before here about hand-washing (or should I say, not-hand-washing) among hospital staff within the context of the wider issues of infection, avoidable patient harm, death and malpractice. I noted prior that the New York Times had observed that a study of eight New York hospitals and hand washing showed “low compliance rates, which […]...
By Frank Pasquale
In Electronic Medical Records
May 3rd, 2012
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If one jumbo jet crashed in the US each day for a week, we’d expect the FAA to shut down the industry until the problem was figured out. But in our health care system, roughly 250 people die each day due to preventable error. A vice president at a health care quality company says that “If […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medical Malpractice
Feb 14th, 2012
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A recent article in the WSJ Health Blog, considering a survey of 1,891 doctors  published in Health Affairs, is worth considering for a moment or two. The survey/study is said to have had a response rate of roughly 64% (3,500 physicians from seven specialties were queried) and was published by doctors Lisa I. Iezzoni, Sowmya […]...
By Tara Adams Ragone
In Health Law
Jun 23rd, 2011
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Michael Ricciardelli’s recent post concerning a judge-directed negotiation pilot program in the Bronx to facilitate early resolution of medical malpractice cases reminded me of another idea to improve our expensive, expert-deadlocked, malpractice litigation system: hot tubbing. I first heard this term (related to litigation, that is) earlier this Spring when a fo...