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Medical Malpractice Insured Raking in Profits

As we head into another election cycle and legislative year where we are sure to hear the endless drones of our state so called leaders that Oklahoma desperately needs lawsuit reform. They will drone on about how doctors are leaving the state (false) and then proceed to speak about how horrid doctors insurance rates are. Well, I’m here to call them on their fabrication and lies. Below I’ve…

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Man Dies After Surgeon Operates on Wrong Side of Head

An 86-year-old man has died three weeks after a surgeon operated on the wrong side of his head, and state health authorities were investigating whether the mistake contributed to his death. Here is the linkFor more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.

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250,000 Medicare Deaths a Year Preventable

Approximately 250,000 Medicare patient deaths involving medical errors could have been prevented, the study found. The study tracked 16 patient safety measures over the three-year period. The safety problems with the highest rate of occurrence were decubitus ulcers or bedsores, failure to rescue, and post-operative respiratory failure. Two years ago, President Bush signed the Patient Safety and…

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Research Finds 40% of Pregnancy-Related Deaths Potentially Preventable

Washington, DC — The overall maternal mortality rate in the US is not as low as it could be, according to a review of pregnancy-related deaths published in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The review found that 40% of all pregnancy-related deaths in North Carolina from 1995-1999 were potentially preventable. Worldwide, complications of pregnancy are a major source of mortality…

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Study Refutes Medical Malpractice Crisis

St Louis Newspaper just commented on a study done by “American’s for Insurance Reform” that debunks the myth that there is some medical malpractice crisis brewing in this country. Maybe our congress men and women will finally start telling the American public the truth and quit appeasing the insurance lobby who is lining there pockets. The following is a link and I’ve pasted the story after…

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Most angioplasties unneeded, study finds

Just saw the following article regarding unnecessary angioplasties being done in patients. The study states that “angioplasty did not save lives or prevent heart attacks in non-emergency heart patients.” See http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070326/ap_on_he_me/stents_vs__drugs.

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Insurer Settles Medical Malpractice Verdict

ProAssurance Corp. settled a $217 million malpractice verdict against one of its subsidiaries. The original verdict included $100 million in punitive damages against the insurer’s subsidiary, ProNational Insurance Company. All litigation and appeals will end pending final court approval of the confidential settlement. The Associated Press, Houston Chronicle 03/13/2007 If you want to read the…

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Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism From AAFP and ACP

Current Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism in Primary Care: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of PhysiciansAmir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA1; Vincenza Snow, MD, MS1; Patricia Barry, MD, MPH2; E. Rodney Hornbake, MD3; Jonathan E. Rodnick, MD4; Timothy Tobolic, MD5; Belinda Ireland, MD, MS6; Jodi Segal, MD7; Eric Bass, MD, MPH7; Kevin…

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False Choice: Doctors or Accountability

Saw this interesting article on Texaswatch.org. It entitled False Choice: Doctors or accountability” and does a wonderful job of painting the true impact of tort reform in Texas. It once against exposes us to the lies and distortions by corporations, doctors, and insurance companies in there ongoing efforts to buy legislatures into giving them virtual immunity. Follow the link to the…

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What is Medical Malpractice

In the age of tort reform and the war being raged against trial attorneys by insurance companies and the medical profession, I thought I would just remind people what exactly medical malpractice is. I think if we were to think about it realize that not all that many people really know what constitutes medical malpractice.So what is medical malpractice? In a nutshell, its where a doctor, nurse,…