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High-Priced Drugs in Medicare Part D: Diagnosis and Potential Prescription

Richard G. Frank and Richard J. Zeckhauser investigate High-Priced Drugs in Medicare Part D: Diagnosis and Potential Prescription. ABSTRACT: Drug pricing in the U.S. is a persistently vexing policy problem. While there is agreement among many policy analysts that supra… … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THE APPENDICITIS DIAGNOSIS IS MISSED?

We recently settled a case involving a nine-year-old girl who was taken to a government-subsidized medical clinic. She was seen by a physician’s assistant. She had classic appendicitis symptoms which the PA totally missed: periumbilical abdominal pain, diffuse abdominal tenderness, … Continue reading

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Services to be aware of after a diagnosis of mesothelioma

My clients tell me that just after their diagnosis of mesothelioma there are many questions that need answering. It's not always obvious who to ask or how to go about getting further information or even whether you can check if … Continue reading

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$495,000 Jury Verdict After Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Leads to Premature Death

Albert Ragin experienced unexplained weight loss and night sweating. At the time he was in his 80s. CT scans without contrast of his chest, abdomen, and pelvis revealed a left kidney cyst, but there were no other kidney abnormalities. About … Continue reading

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$1.65 Million Mediation Settlement Reached in Late Diagnosis and Treatment of Bowel Perforations

In a confidential report of this case, Doe, age 55, underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed by a surgeon and partner. During the procedure, the surgeon was concerned that one of the trocars used could have perforated the patient’s small bowel. … Continue reading

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