The doctors who operated on Joan Rivers before she died were “reckless, grossly negligent and wanton” in their actions, alleges the lawsuit the comedian's daughter Melissa filed Monday.
Sarah Pacini has been appointed CEO of the Cooperative of American Physicians, a physician-owned company that provides medical professional liability protection in California.
Two former Sacred Heart Hospital administrators in Chicago pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in a scheme to pay doctors illegal kickbacks to refer patients to the now-shuttered hospital.
Doctors talking privately to patients or families after a medical mishap could acknowledge responsibility or even admit a mistake without that conversation being used against them later in court, according to a proposal in the Ohio General Assembly pushed by physicians.
The California Supreme Court has announced that it will hear Hughes v. Pham, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the state's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975, which caps pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, at $250,000.
Voters in a number of states decided a variety of hotly contested state ballot initiatives, including measures to regulate health insurance rate increases, hike medical liability damage caps, lay the foundation for new abortion restrictions and make experimental medical treatments more available to...
A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.
Electronic medical records can save money and improve medical outcomes, but using them incorrectly can create significant liability problems for healthcare providers, defense attorneys say.
A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians.
For decades, it's been the conventional wisdom that U.S. healthcare costs are high because doctors order expensive tests to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits, but new evidence says that assumption is wrong.
The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan would have a hard time winning a liability lawsuit against the hospital where he was treated and died, experts say. But that's only because of the state's restrictive tort reform law, and the scenario might be much different in other parts of the...
Normally, backers of a ballot initiative that polls show has support from 7 out of 10 registered voters could sit back and start planning their victory party. But that's not the case with California's health insurance-focused Proposition 45.