Doctors Who Get Sued Are Likely to Get Sued Again

One percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims.

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the article doesn’t take into consideration that certain specialties are sued more often such as spinal surgeons and OB docs, as they are high-risk specialties…obviously, they would be at risk for multiple suits! Males have a higher rate of being sued as there are more male physicians, and the numbers given for the relationship between the age of the doctor and number of cases brought against them is just silly; where is there consideration for new technology and a learning curve? There is also no mention of the fact that 78% of all medical malpractice claims do not result in payments to the plaintiff. This article warrants a Letter to the Editor of the NY Times, where this was published! Check outhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3282548/ for a more responsible and accurate accounting of these claims. 

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Agreed…the article doesn’t take into consideration that certain specialties are sued more often such as spinal surgeons and OB docs, as they are high-risk specialties…obviously, they would be at risk for multiple suits! Males have a higher rate of being sued as there are more male physicians, and the numbers given for the relationship between the age of the doctor and number of cases brought against them is just silly; where is there consideration for new technology and a learning curve? There is also no mention of the fact that 78% of all medical malpractice claims do not result in payments to the plaintiff. This article warrants a Letter to the Editor of the NY Times, where this was published! Check out http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3282548/ for a more responsible and accurate accounting of these claims.

Are Medical Error Statistics Accurate?

Cardiologist Anish Koka explores the woeful lack of science behind some oft-quoted medical error statistics. 

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“The tone is set from the beginning by none other than Bernie Sanders [Subcommittee chairman on Primary Health and Aging]. In somber tones, he relays that hospitals can make patients worse, and that a recent study suggests medical errors is America’s third leading cause of death behind only heart disease and cancer. Hospitals are killing patients, and something needs to be done about it. The panelists then go on to speak strongly about the ongoing epidemic of patients dying in hospitals, and re-enforce the staggering numbers introduced by Bernie Sanders.” 


Beware of statistics that are supported by (very) small trials; the error rates reported are unjustly high based on 4 reports that range from a single week to a single month of patient care…this is simply too small of a data pool to extract such damning information basically criminalizing physicians and the care they give. Thankfully, the CDC has now been given the task of accurately reporting these statistics. I look forward to hearing the truth.


‘Stripper Tax’ Could Fund Rape-Kit Testing in Washington State

the state passed legislation that required all kits to be submitted for testing within 30 days back in July

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Last July, the state passed legislation that required all “rape” kits to be submitted for testing within 30 days. Considering that many of the sexual assault evidence collection kits never see a Prosecutor’s office, I believe this is a ridiculous waste of money (having been a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for 7 years, I have first-hand knowledge of this). How about rerouting the monies for this over to the Crime Victims Compensation program, where victims of many crime can seek financial assistance for dealing with the repercussions of crimes in general? Tax strip clubs if you like, but be sensible as to what benefits from another wasteful law.

Federal government wants to lower legal alcohol limit

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The federal government says the legal alcohol limit should be lowered and wants states to change their impaired driving laws.

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By lowering the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05, the NTSB may be limiting your alcohol intake to 1-2 drinks. There are many factors that affect blood alcohol, including body weight, gender, medications and pre-existing health care conditions such as diabetes and reflux. Studies have shown that “buzzed drinking” with a blood alcohol from 0.05-0.07 is just as dangerous as driving over the current limit. What are your thoughts? Will lowering the legal limit on blood alcohol make a difference on the roads or in our correctional system?

Top 7 Ways To Lose Workers Comp Wage Loss Benefits

Wage loss benefits are the checks you receive from the workers compensation carrier as a result of being placed on a no work status by your authorized treating physician.  Another point at which you are eligible for wage loss benefits is if your authorized treating physician determines that you should avoid certain physical activities and…

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Informative blog for both injured workers and case managers involved in their care. 

Understanding the Link Between TBI and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Understanding the Link Between TBI and Alzheimer’s Disease

Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join.

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Toxic Tau and its relationship between brain injuries and degenerative brain disease explained. Exciting news for the potential treatment of these issues!