Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday.
Despite its title, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” you have to dig deep into the Institute of Medicine's first-ever report on the problem of misdiagnosed patients to find proposals that will have an immediate impact on the problem.
Medical liability insurers continued to face a sluggish market, with direct premium collections down for the second straight year in 2014, according to a Modern Healthcare review of data supplied by A.M. Best Co.
Federal prosecutors say an Ashland, Ky., cardiologist has been charged with performing unnecessary cardiac stent procedures on hundreds of patients.
Deaths, whether inevitable or caused by preventable medical errors, happen daily at most hospitals. But few have adopted best practices for handling complaints or even questions from family members and caregivers, whose first and understandable reaction often starts with the word “why.”
Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.
Berkshire Hathaway's malpractice insurance unit is acquiring Plico, an Oklahoma-based healthcare liability insurer.
Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers.
Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug, exposing them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.
A jury has awarded a Virginia man $500,000 after he was mocked and insulted by an anesthesiologist during a colonoscopy in 2013.
Should old doctors be forced to retire? That question is the focus of a new report by an American Medical Association council that says doctors themselves should help decide when one of their own needs to stop working.
Hospital and patient-safety groups are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a court ruling they say could undermine patient-safety organizations by eroding protections that keep certain medical documents out of liability lawsuits.