Malpractice Links Today

  • Understanding Medical Malpractice in Foreign Countries (Medical Tourism). Cheat sheet: in most countries where you go looking for a deal, there is not going to be much of a safety net when something goes wrong.
  • Medical Mistakes Claim Lives in Tennessee (Public News Service). Reports 5,000 malpractice lawsuits outstanding in Tennessee. Which I find hard to believe.
  • Malpractice Cases Missing from Connecticut State Website (Courant). The profiles are a good idea by the state of Connecticut. They give patients more information in choosing a physician. But a local newspaper found more than 100 doctors whose malpractice cases are missing. Worse than no information? Bad information.
  • The Role of Practice Guidelines in Medical Malpractice Litigation (Virtual Mentor). Article summary: There are advantages and disadvantages for both sides in using CPGs as authoritative sources in establishing the standard of care.