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A physician applies to law school. Here is her application essay.

I have been a physician for 26 years. I have been a fierce patient advocate throughout my entire career. It never occurred to me that physicians do not have the same rights of citizenship that the very patients I fight for do. I always thought I lived in a democracy. Medicine is not what it […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


How reviewing medical malpractice claims made me a better gastroenterologist

When a patient is dissatisfied with his or her care, he or she can consult an attorney, who will enlist a physician “expert” to determine if a doctor has deviated from the standard of care and whether that deviation caused a negative outcome. Over the past decade of reviewing cases involving medical malpractice, I have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


Malpractice claims from the COVID-19 pandemic: more questions than answers

The pandemic has raised pressing questions around preventive measures, vaccines, and safe treatment, but it has also obscured one key lingering uncertainty for medical professionals: Where are all the medical malpractice claims? A variety of factors create a cloud of uncertainty around when, if ever, we will see the claims we expected from the care […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


How could a patient die from anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

Every death related to anesthesia is a tragedy; even more so when a minor procedure such as a colonoscopy leads to a completely unexpected death. Everyone knows that open heart surgery carries a mortality risk, but few of us walk into the hospital for a colonoscopy thinking that death is a plausible outcome. We know […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Gastroenterology, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


An introduction to medical-legal consulting

As many of you know, burnout is an increasingly serious problem for physicians, affecting over 50 percent of clinicians in some studies conducted before our current COVID-19 pandemic.  In fact, in an interesting study, one of every four physicians is looking to do some non-clinical work, in part, to ease the stress of today’s clinical […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


This physician is retiring. Here’s his most valuable lesson.

In a few weeks, I will be retiring.  After 31 years and more than 100,000 patient visits, I will be hanging up my stethoscope.  Over the years, there have been tremendous highs but also horrible lows.  The latter includes having been victimized by a frivolous lawsuit where my patient suffered injuries attributed to a medicine […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


How this surgeon beat a medical staff disciplinary action

I recently represented a physician in a noteworthy peer review case at an academic medical center. The medical staff president initiated a complaint against a surgeon, who would later become my client. The complaint was that the surgeon inappropriately collected cash payment from an uninsured patient at the hospital’s point of service instead of having […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


What not to do after a medical mistake

If you are a doctor (or med student/health professional) and are human, you’ve probably made a medical mistake. You’ve probably not received emotional support for the mistake. Maybe you’ve never told anyone about a mistake that still haunts you today. The truth is that almost all physicians have admitted to medical mistakes sometime in their […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to minimize virtual medicine liability risk [PODCAST]

“Telehealth has come into focus during the COVID-19 pandemic as physicians face an immediate need to reduce exposure by providing care—or at least triage—remotely when appropriate. Under usual circumstances, telemedicine is comparatively low risk. That said, telemedicine does bring specific risks to patient safety and physician/practice liability. Minimizing those risks calls for adapting daily practice […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs...
Tags: Health, Podcast, Primary Care, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


Dentist who pulled patient's tooth while on a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years in jail

Remember the Anchorage, Alaska dentist who was busted for pulling a patient's tooth while balancing on a hoverboard? A judge just sentenced Seth Lookhart, DDS, to a dozen years in prison for charges including Medicaid fraud, reckless endangerment, and unlawful dental acts. Apparently, he sedated patients for much longer than necessary, removed teeth without permission, and even permitted his office manager to pull someone's tooth. But it was the hoverboard that made headlines. From Anchorage Dai...
Tags: Post, News, Dentists, Medicaid, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska, Malpractice, Michael Wolverton, Seth Lookhart, That Bites


Prosecutors in Orange County snitch scandal were intentionally negligent, DA probe concludes

Prosecutors at the center of Orange County’s jailhouse informant scandal were intentionally negligent to the point of malpractice when they misused a snitch and failed to disclose evidence in a timely manner, an internal investigation has concluded. The yearlong probe released Monday by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office focused on former homicide prosecutors Dan Wagner and Scott Simmons and their use of a jailhouse informant against the worst mass killer in county history. Their misha...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Courts, Breaking News, Orange County, Cal State Fullerton, Public Safety, Sanders, Perez, Wagner, Dixon, Simmons


Morning Docket: 06.25.20

* The Department of Justice has backed a lawsuit against Hawaii over the state's mandatory quarantine for out-of-state travelers. Maybe DOJ lawyers just really want to visit the Aloha state... [Fox News] * A South Carolina lawyer has been disbarred for making numerous false and misleading statements on her bar application. [Bloomberg Law] * A lawyer who walked out on a client during settlement negotiations is on the hook for a $300,000 malpractice verdict. [Legal Newswire] * The Second Circ...
Tags: Roundup, Law, Hawaii, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Nypd, Doj, South Carolina, Bayer, Aloha, Second Circuit, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Malpractice, COVID-19


Why doctors must learn how to advocate

Every doctor is an advocate, and every health care provider advocates. An advocate is someone who publicly supports something. Doctors advocate for avoiding smoking, losing weight, and taking medications. In those instances, doctors are advocating for better health. And that’s good. Do you know what’s better? Doctors advocating for themselves, for each other, and for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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In the aftermath of COVID-19, plaintiff attorneys will have a field day

Before COVID-19, the health care system was plagued by another epidemic: malpractice lawsuits.  Much is expected of doctors, and disappointments have consequences. Lawsuits are too often a consequence. Under normal conditions, there are 46,000 malpractice claims per year.  One-hundred percent begin with the allegation of medical negligence.  Seventy-three percent end deciding there is none. In these 33,800 cases are no […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, N...
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Celebrate health care workers by not suing them

In New York City, each evening at 7 p.m., the sound of people banging on pots and pans can be heard from apartment buildings within an earshot of hospitals all over the city. The cacophonous clanging is a salute to the beleaguered health care workers who are changing shifts on the asphalt down below. The […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York City, Infectious Disease, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


To Fight the Coronavirus, Cut the Red Tape

Two economists suggest suspending these 5 types of regulations because they are slowing the medical response to the pandemic. And they are asking for more ideas.
Tags: Twitter, News, Singapore, Smartphones, United States, Italy, Doctors, Heart, University Of Chicago, Nobel prizes, Financial Times, Shortages, Medical Devices, Drivers Licenses, Computers and the Internet, Health Insurance and Managed Care


Medical error disclosure programs: Old habits die hard

A radical change is emerging from within our health care system: Rather than deny or defend medical errors, some hospitals are acknowledging them upfront. This enlightened response has been gaining ground since 2001 when the University of Michigan Hospital introduced one of the first medical error disclosure programs: the Michigan Model. Hospitals that adopt the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Michigan, Patient, University of Michigan Hospital, PA NP, Malpractice, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


What Chernobyl can teach physicians about avoiding medical errors

I recently started watching the HBO series Chernobyl, chronicling the events surrounding the 1986 disaster. For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet—I’d highly recommend this excellent production (It’s already deservedly won multiple awards). The great thing about TV like this, which documents real-life events (and I’d put another HBO series John Adams in the same […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Hbo, John Adams, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Medical error is not the third leading cause of death

Ever since the publication of the infamous 2016 BMJ opinion piece claiming medical error should be considered the third leading cause of death in the U.S., the debate on the true incidence of deaths caused by medical error has been raging. Many, including me, felt the estimate of 251,000 deaths per year from medical error was grossly […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Bmj, PA NP, Malpractice, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


What It Took for a Fox News Psychiatrist to Finally Lose His License

Keith Ablow was a popular fixture on the cable channel until 2017, and a high-profile therapist. He left a trail of vulnerable female patients who claim he abused them.
Tags: News, Fox News Channel, Keith, Keith Ablow, Ablow, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Malpractice, Therapy and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Psychiatrists, Fox News Psychiatrist


Doctor by day, law student by night

I am a middle-aged, full-time emergency physician, and part-time law student. Usually, I practice medicine during the day and attend law classes in the evening. Sometimes I have law classes in the afternoon or early evening then work in the emergency department all night. So, what’s harder: medical school or law school? Absolutely the most […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The stages of grief when a physician is sued

It’s hard to describe the feelings I had when I received my first letter of intent to sue. I think I went through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief — denial at first, of course. This denial didn’t last long since the letter was clearly addressed to me — first, middle, and last name. Anger was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, Kübler Ross, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


A Missed Opportunity for the Malpractice System to Improve Health Care

A small percentage of doctors keeps doing a large share of the damage.
Tags: News, Doctors, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Malpractice, Malpractice System to Improve Health Care


Congress Should End a ‘Harsh and Unfair’ Rule That Blocks Troops From Court

A 1950 Supreme Court decision makes it impossible for service members to recover damages from the government for negligence or misconduct they suffer while serving.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Jackie, Thomas, Scalia, Ginsburg, United States Navy, Clarence, Speier, Antonin, Law and Legislation, Ruth Bader, Malpractice, United States Defense and Military Forces


Congress Should End a ‘Harsh and Unfair’ Rule That Blocks Troops From Court

A 1950 Supreme Court decision makes it impossible for service members to recover damages from the government for negligence or misconduct they suffer while serving.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Jackie, Thomas, Scalia, Ginsburg, United States Navy, Clarence, Speier, Antonin, Law and Legislation, Ruth Bader, Malpractice, United States Defense and Military Forces


Avoiding medicine’s Boeing 737 Max

I’m sitting on a cross-country flight to California with utmost respect for the professionalism of the crew, especially considering my life will be in their hands for the next 6 hours. Despite understanding the physics, I am still amazed by flight, and even more so by the coordination required to manage the logistics of shuttling […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Malpractice, Hospital-Based Medicine


How a Minnesota Supreme Court decision could affect curbside consults

“In a case that could have wide-reaching implications for medical practice in Minnesota, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a ruling on April 17 in the case of Warren v. Dinter holding that the existence of a physician-patient relationship is not a prerequisite for a medical malpractice action. Rather, a person may sue a physician for malpractice – […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Minnesota, Warren, Practice Management, Minnesota Supreme Court, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, Dinter


Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Jury Duty

Avoid it all you want, but you’re missing an incredible show.
Tags: News, New York City, Malpractice, Comedy and Humor, Jury System


3 tips from an attorney to avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit

Twenty years of defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases has made me into a nervous patient. When you see the worst, you look for it. At least I do. That’s why when I was scheduled for a minor elective procedure, I was nervous. I set aside the day, canceling all of my depositions […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, CRNA


What do the Challenger disaster and medicine have in common?

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated shortly after liftoff, resulting in the death of the entire seven-person crew. The subsequent investigation revealed that a joint in the right solid rocket booster failed during liftoff, which occurred due to the inadequacy of the O-ring seals. It was about 28-degrees on the morning of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Malpractice, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA