Malpractice Claims

Medical Malpractice Payout Redistribution: Expert Insight

Medical Malpractice Payout Redistribution: Expert Insight

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A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

Practicing Defensive Medicine: Avoiding Prosecution at What Cost?

Practicing Defensive Medicine: Avoiding Prosecution at What Cost?

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The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — has been dissected tirelessly.

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

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Malpractice claims in outpatient chronic pain management most commonly involved patient noncooperation in care and provider deficits in clinical judgment, communication, and documentation.

Paid Malpractice Claims Decreased From 1992 to 2014

Paid Malpractice Claims Decreased From 1992 to 2014

From 1992 to 2014 there was a decrease in the rate of malpractice claims paid on behalf of physicians in the United States.

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