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 Suzan Y. Sanal
In Uncategorized
Sep 10th, 2012
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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 […]...
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 Michael Ricciardelli
In Drugs & Devices
May 15th, 2012
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As much as I write about medical malpractice, it seems only fair that I devote a post and direct our fair readers to the other side of the bar: The Drug and Device blog put out by a number of Dechert, LLP attorneys involved in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation– from the defense […]...
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 […]...