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Medical malpractice occurs when a medical practitioner acts in a negligent manner when treating a medical condition. Examples of medical malpractice include failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis of a disease or medical condition, failure to provide appropr

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Heart failure patients, clinicians have differing perceptions of risk level

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Physicians identified a majority of patients with advanced heart failure as at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or death while few of those patients considered...

Can patients record doctor's visits? What does the law say?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Traffic stops, office conversations, and even doctor's visits - more and more people today are choosing to record life's encounters.

Physicians: Can social media make or break your career?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Avoid the pitfalls of common social media mistakes. We show you how to make the most of social media and which guidelines to follow.

Preventing hospital-related deaths due to medical errors - 'We can and must do better'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors?

Sexual transmission of HIV and the law: Caution advised

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The criminal justice system should exercise caution in prosecuting for the transmission of HIV by considering the rapidly evolving science of the virus, say a number of leading clinicians and...

Study of euthanasia trends in Belgium has lessons for other countries

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study on euthanasia trends in Belgium, which shows an increase in reported cases since legislation was introduced, provides lessons for countries that have legalized assisted dying.

Landmark asbestosis ruling is good news for sufferers, UK

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Court of Appeal rules entitlement to proportional compensation from as low as 2.3%.

Canada's plans to legalize marijuana contravene UN's international conventions

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The Canadian government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes its current legal obligations to the United Nation's international drug-control conventions, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian...

Oklahoma researchers find that a biological 'good guy' has a dark side

Thu, 05 May 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A pair of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos.

Handwashing gets skipped a third of the time in outpatient healthcare

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Despite having policies in place to prevent infections, staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37 percent of the time, and for safe injection practices...

Sepsis: What you need to know

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening infection of the blood that can affect the whole body. It is particularly dangerous in infants and older people.

Doctor raises serious questions about medical awards system

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 PDT

Club culture' in British medicine must be replaced, argues senior heart doctor.

Small number of physicians linked to many malpractice claims, Stanford researchers say

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A substantial share of all malpractice claims in the United States is attributable to a small number of physicians, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and the University...

Low reflective ability is risk for professionalism lapses during medical school and beyond

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PDT

Might it be possible to identify and then reach out to help medical students whose actions may put them at risk of lapses in professionalism in medical school and beyond?

Texas laws would limit access to abortions and create grave risk to the public health

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:00:00 PDT

High Court will hear arguments on Whole Woman's Health v. Cole in March; Decision expected in late June.

Progress toward creating broad-spectrum antiviral

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Compound found to trigger innate immunity against viruses.UW researchers working in collaboration with Kineta Inc.

Higher physician spending linked with fewer malpractice claims, finds US study

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:00:00 PDT

A higher use of resources by US physicians is associated with a reduced risk of malpractice claims, finds a study published by The BMJ this week.

Studying cancer DNA in blood may help personalize treatment in liver cancer

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Fragments of cancer DNA circulating in a patient's bloodstream could help doctors deliver more personalized treatment for liver cancer, Japanese researchers report.

Ombudsman reveals wide range of public service failures across NHS in England and UK government departments

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Too many unresolved complaints are being taken to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which could have been resolved by public services locally, meaning that people are left waiting...

Trial review confirms common antidepressant is 'unsafe and ineffective' for teens

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT

From a reanalysis of original trial data from 2001, researchers find the antidepressant paroxetine and the higher dosage drug imipramine are no better than a placebo.

Male doctors more likely to face legal action than female colleagues

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PDT

Male doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study.

Doctors testified against dying cancer patients for tobacco companies

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:00:00 PDT

A new study sheds light on the actions of a small pool of expert witnesses testifying against dying cancer patients filing lawsuits against tobacco companies.

Long-term memory formation

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT

NYU scientists find that growth factors that build brains also build memoriesA team of New York University neuroscientists has determined how a pair of growth factor molecules contributes to...

Examination of nondisclosure agreements in medical malpractice settlements

Wed, 13 May 2015 02:00:00 PDT

A review of medical malpractice claim files at an academic medical center found that while most settlements included nondisclosure clauses there was little standardization or consistency in their...

Physicians acknowledge ordering unnecessary tests often due to fear of unlikely diagnosis, malpractice

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:00 PDT

A survey of emergency physicians provides insight into reasons behind the estimated $210 billion spent annually on medically unnecessary tests and procedures.