Tag Archives: Patient

Academic Bioethics & Patient Voices

I was delighted to participate, yesterday, in Munson Healthcare's 4th Annual Clinical Ethics Conference.  A real highlight of the day was a compelling and beautifully delivered reflection from a mother, Melissa Fournier, about her very premature daughter. While she included her … Continue reading

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Patient Wins $3.7 Million Lawsuit Against Nebraska Surgeon

A patient is awarded $3.7 million in a lawsuit against a surgeon accused of negligence. Read more detail on Recent Products Liability posts –

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Understanding Brain Death – Patient Educational Videos

Because death determined by neurological criteria is such a difficult diagnosis to understand and accept, it is important that the educational effort be extraordinary. Fortunately, professional societies and other organizations are developing more educational materials.  Perhaps most notable is the … Continue reading

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Colorado Doctor Convicted Of Health Care Fraud and Obstruction of Justice. Admitted Shredding Patient Charts During the Investigation.

A recent health care fraud trial focused on patients' insurance being billed for procedures not performed or with extensive patterns of upcoding as well as obstruction of justice for shredding charts during the investigation. On April 18, 2019, Dr. John … Continue reading

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Hospital Gets Sued After Performing Prostate Cancer Surgery on the Wrong Patient

Pathologists are doctors who study the cause and development of disease. These medical professionals play a vital role in a patient’s care. In fact, treatment decisions are often made solely on the opinion of a pathologist. If you have been … Continue reading

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