Medical Malpractice Roundup

  • Kennerly argues that most med mal suits stem not from a mistake in judgment but from a lack of diligence.
  • Kaiser Health is suing a hospital chain for allegedly intentionally driving up patient care prices by keeping patients longer than needed.
  • A woman is suing a hospital and doctor for allegedly faxing her private medical documents to a machine shared by several of her coworkers.
  • “As hospitals across the country are under growing pressure to reduce medical mistakes, the Hazard Alerting Loop system is designed to catch “near misses” before they turn into serious hazards.”
  • A radiology practice successfully sued for malpractice will have to pay interest on the judgment.
  • Ew. And yikes.
  • Here’s a funny take on the federal medical malpractice “reform” bill.