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PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Who gets sued: Managed care or me?Much has been written and discussed over the last decade about accountability, particularly as it applies to the issue of liability for medical decision making in the care and treatment of healthcare plan enrollees and beneficiaries.
Watch out for these HIPAA violations in online reviewsPhysicians can violate federal law simply by replying to a negative review
OB ignores nursing supervisor, fractures infant’s skull"Reckless" forceps use ends in disaster.
Should this ectopic pregnancy have been diagnosed earlier?The plaintiff asserted that during the diagnostic laparoscopy, Dr A and Dr B should have detected the ectopic pregnancy in the right fallopian tube. Her attorneys claimed that based upon the plaintiff’s abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and β- hCG levels, and absent evidence of intrauterine pregnancy on ultrasound, the defendants should have presumed ectopic pregnancy and adequately evaluated the fallopian tube before discharging the patient, thus avoiding rupture.
Floridas suicide ruling puts physicians at riskDecision could hold doctors liable for something they have little control over
Legally Speaking: Patient sues after wrong ovary removedThis case illustrates the importance of obtaining informed consent for any procedure.
Pitfalls in terminating a patient relationshipPhysicians sometimes face the prospect of dismissing patients from their practice. It’s not easy, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
Cesarean causes problems for mother and babyFollowing a cesarean delivery, a mother wonders why she hasn't become pregnant again and the neonate ends up in the NICU with skull fractures.
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threatsWhen it comes to getting sued for medical malpractice, it is unfortunately more a case of “when” than “if.”
Ditch those sue happy patients for goodGetting rid of those pesky sue happy patients.

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