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PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Were these infant’s delays secondary to fetal distress and hypoxia?A patient sues alleging that her child was in distress, became hypoxic and that a cesarean should have been performed much earlier.
Top 5 legal questionsAs the field of medicine becomes more complex, so do the legal questions that can mean the difference between a lawsuit with a positive result and one with a negative result. Dr. Goldberg looks at 5 potential situations and offers his advice.
Retained foreign object after gyn surgeryA woman sues after a surgical needle was accidentally left in the patient during a vaginal prolapse surgery. Plus more cases.
How to express sympathy without receiving a malpractice lawsuitThe conundrum for physicians is how they can express their humanity in this situation without incurring the risk of the patient subsequently attempting to use the physician's statement as evidence of malpractice in a lawsuit.
Judge says apologies can't be used in malpractice suits
Judge says apologies can't be used in malpractice suitsThe Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability cannot be admitted as evidence in a civil lawsuit against the provider.
Were these infant’s delays secondary to misapplication of a vacuum extractor?The plaintiff alleged that the infant’s injuries were caused by traumatic damage during delivery; specifically, from the vacuum extractor. The plaintiff’s argument was that when the vacuum extractor pulled on the infant’s head it caused damage, evidenced by the intraventricular bleed.
Physician reaction mixed to medical malpractice billAfter years of trying, Republicans in Congress may finally be making headway about placing limits on noneconomic damages in some malpractice cases.
Easy strategies to pick the right malpractice protectionThe wrong malpractice coverage can cost physicians
This is how doctors can avoid malpractice suitsMy hobbies are scrapbooking and journaling every single medical decision I have ever made after I got sued two years ago.
Lessons learned from reviewing malpractice casesDocument, document and document some more.

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