Malpractice

Hospital Responses to Medical Injuries Should Be More Patient-Centered

Hospital Responses to Medical Injuries Should Be More Patient-Centered

Patients who experience inpatient medical injuries express a desire to understand what the hospital did to prevent injury recurrences.

Proactive Compensation Resolution Programs Do Not Increase Hospital Liability Costs

Proactive Compensation Resolution Programs Do Not Increase Hospital Liability Costs

A communication-and-resolution program, in which hospitals and liability insurers communication with patients when adverse events occur, does not lead to higher liability costs.

Surgical Residents May Be at Risk for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Surgical Residents May Be at Risk for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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Surgical practice carries a high risk of malpractice lawsuits, but it is often assumed that residents are exempt from such suits.

Q&A: Health Law Expert Discuss Today's Medical Malpractice

Q&A: Health Law Expert Discuss Today's Medical Malpractice

An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

Paid Malpractice Claims Reduced by Half From 1992 to 2014

Paid Malpractice Claims Reduced by Half From 1992 to 2014

There was an increase in mean compensation amounts and percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million.

Strategies for Reducing Risk of Medical Lawsuits

Strategies for Reducing Risk of Medical Lawsuits

These strategies include documenting everything, being transparent with patients and showing empathy.

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