Medical Malpractice vs Medical Negligence There is no difference. It’s just two different names for the same thing. The definition of either is: Doing something that a reasonably prudent health care provider wouldn’t do or fail to do something that a reasonably prudent health care provider would do in similar circumstances. That’s the definition of … Read moreMedical Malpractice vs Medical Negligence-What’s the Difference?
Doctors Overdoing Opioids Chronic pain can be a result of trauma from an accident, cancer, arthritis, herniated disks, or countless other sources. Although Florida has established regulations which have limited doctors prescribing opioids such as fentanyl and oxycontin, opioid overdoses still kill thousands of Floridians each year. Last year, Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office … Read moreDoctors are Still Overdoing Opioids
Q: What is a pressure sore? A: Pressure sore, bedsore or decubitus ulcer is tissue damage and tissue death caused by pressure on an area, usually by lying in one position without any turning and re-positioning. Q: What causes the skin to break down and die? A: There are four physical factors–pressure, friction, shearing and … Read moreQuestions and Answers About Pressure Sores
Last week, at a town hall meeting, U.S. Representative Raul Labrador from Iowa, stated: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.” Rep. Labrador, if you really believe this, I invite you to sit in my office for a few days and listen to the stories of loved ones who have died because they … Read moreBrainless Quote of the Week (Year?)
Good Docs and Bad Docs It was the best of care, it was the worst of care. Two articles in the news today highlighted the good that doctors can do–and the worst they can do. First, in Rochester, Minnesota, doctors at the Mayo Clinic performed a face transplant on a young man who had shot … Read moreGood Docs and Bad Docs in the News
Should You Agree to a Nursing Home Arbitration? Never. Nursing homes put (sneak?) arbitration clauses into their admissions packet for your signature. Do not—do not–agree to that. If the nursing home harms your loved one, the arbitration clause deprives you of a jury trial and prevents you from having your day in court. The admission … Read moreWhen Should You Agree to a Nursing Home Arbitration Clause?
There is a cultural attitude among doctors to do or say anything to support their colleagues South Dakota doctor just wrote a “confession” for his local paper apologizing for lying on behalf of a physician colleague in a malpractice case. He said there is a cultural attitude among doctors to do or say anything to … Read moreMedical Malpractice and Lying Physician Experts