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2012-06-11 23:02:33

Jackson Healthcare survey finds health law has a negative impact on patient/physician relationship Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 A new survey by Jackson Healthcare finds that a “D” is the mean grade physicians give the health law, despite its primary intention to reduce the cost of healthcare and provide coverage for the uninsured. Physicians who said they were very knowledgeable about the law were even more negative. In addition, 68 percent of American physicians disagree...

2012-06-01 10:22:15

PHILADELPHIA, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury awarded $6.4 million to the young children of a Philadelphia man after finding that emergency room doctors misdiagnosed a heart condition as pneumonia and discharged him from the hospital only for him to die months later. After seven days of testimony, the jury found that Robert M. McNamara, M.D., Marsha W. Edwards, M.D. and Temple University Hospital were negligent in the care of Derrick Harlem, 38. The verdict is believed...

2012-05-11 06:24:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare today released the 2011 Annual Child Abuse Report, which offers statistics on child abuse cases in Pennsylvania and on continued efforts to better protect children from abuse and neglect. "All children deserve to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment, free from abuse and neglect," said Public Welfare Secretary Gary D. Alexander. "This report serves as a tremendous resource in measuring prevention...

2012-04-11 23:02:26

Total premiums reach $31 billion nationwide, according to new study by Patients for Fair Compensation Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 Physicians, hospitals, dentists, therapists and a host of other healthcare providers paid a total of about $31 billion in medical malpractice premiums in 2011 -- a new record, according to a study released Tuesday by Patients for Fair Compensation. The data, compiled by Bioscience Valuation of Germany, showed that all healthcare providers spent that amount...

2012-03-21 10:24:52

"Draconian" Measure Would Fail To Curb Health Costs While Harming Injured Patients and Families of Victims, Says Consumer Watchdog WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A House bill (H.R. 5) seeking draconian federal limits on malpractice accountability would raise overall health care costs and leave families harmed by medical negligence with no recourse, said Consumer Watchdog. A letter to Congressional leaders signed by Consumer Watchdog and 21 other...

2012-03-17 23:01:36

Diederich Healthcare has analyzed the data from the National Practitioner Data Bank and created a visually appealing and information-intense infographic that will interest doctors and other medical professionals nation-wide. Carbondale, IL (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 With the emergence of the National Practitioner Data Bank´s fourth quarter, 2011 which was released earlier this month (March, 2012), Diederich Healthcare has provided an insightful and informative medical malpractice payout...

2012-01-05 15:43:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care industry changes driven by the federal health care reform law, challenges in complying with and implementing the law, and the long shadow cast by a possible invalidation of the statute, in whole or in part, by the U.S. Supreme Court will dominate the field of health law in 2012, according to a survey of 27 health law practitioners from Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter advisory board conducted in December, 2011. Survey...

2011-12-12 16:00:00

<font size="2" face="Arial">MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio</font>, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland VA Medical Center agreed to settle for $275,000 a lawsuit brought by a 47-year-old veteran after the doctors and nurses left two surgical towels inside of him during a surgery to remove his kidney. The New Philadelphia, Ohio veteran was represented by medical malpractice attorney R. Craig McLaughlin of the Ohio personal injury law firm, Elk & Elk. McLaughlin's client...

2011-11-16 09:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The James Madison Institute today released a study in partnership with Patients for Fair Compensation. Titled "Alternative Solutions to Florida's Medical Malpractice System" the report details the negative impact on patient care due to the practice of defensive medicine. Citing case law and recent quantitative studies, the JMI report reveals a Florida tort system that is deeply flawed, one wherein only a handful of injured patients receive...

2011-09-13 09:00:00

With improved physician-patient communication, medical malpractice lawsuits can be prevented AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of doctors and patients found that both groups overwhelmingly agree that better communication between patients and doctors can ultimately reduce the likelihood of malpractice lawsuits. The survey also revealed that "conflict prevention tools" - mechanisms that allow patients to provide immediate feedback at the time of service -...