Tag: Medical Malpractice Reform

Teaching Communication: A Chaplain’s Efforts to Strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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Teaching Communication: A Chaplain’s Efforts to Strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship
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[Ed. note, we are pleased to welcome Suzan Sanal to HRW. A second year law student at Seton Hall University School of Law pursuing a Health Law concentration, she is a representative of Seton Hall’s Health Law Forum and is presently interning at the Community Health Law Project, a New Jersey based nonprofit advocacy and […]

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Recommended Reading

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As proof that the only news in health law does not involve the Supreme Court’s consideration of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act, here are some interesting recent articles that are worth a read: 1.      Frank McClellan and others recently released the results of their study, “Do Poor People Sue Doctors More Frequently? Confronting […]

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Moving the Battle of the Experts to the Hot Tub?

Filed in Health Law, Medical Malpractice by on June 23, 2011 1 Comment
Moving the Battle of the Experts to the Hot Tub?
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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 former colleague shared an […]

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Medical Malpractice Settlement Negotiations: Early and Often in the Bronx

Filed in Medical Malpractice by on June 16, 2011 0 Comments
Medical Malpractice Settlement Negotiations: Early and Often in the Bronx
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A recent article in the New York Times by William Glaberson on a form of fast track medical malpractice resolution being piloted in the Bronx is well worth a read and some consideration. The program puts a judge with better than average medical knowledge, assisted by a nurse with legal training, at the center of […]

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Review of Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective

Filed in Public Health, Recommended Reading by on May 31, 2011 1 Comment
Review of <em>Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective</em>
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Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective, edited by John Culhane, is a superb collection of thought-provoking essays which features some of the most well-regarded health law scholars in the US. It also includes contributors from schools of public health, public affairs, and public administration. The chapters are uniformly well-written and instructive. Though […]

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