Apologizing for medical errors invokes fears that the gesture will be construed as an admission of guilt that leads to a massive payout. But a small cohort of providers is pushing back against that idea.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago agreed to pay $3.3 million in damages after a jury determined a pharmaceutical error led to the overdose and death of a 56-year-old man.
Dr. Richard Anderson, CEO of the Doctors Co., a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, discusses the challenges facing medical liability insurers and doctors amid increasing provider consolidation.
An arbitrator will divide up an $8 million settlement sum from three hospitals and an oncology clinic later this year for the 43 patients-turned-victims suing Michigan oncologist Farid Fata. Fata is serving 45 years in prison on fraud and money laundering charges.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary to acquire largest New York medical malpractice insurer
A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire New York's largest medical malpractice insurer in a deal that could have wide-ranging effects on doctors, hospitals and dentists statewide.
Legislation in New York would significantly change medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment.
A number of doctors who face malpractice payments or hospital sanctions for sexual misconduct escape disciplinary actions from their state medical boards, according to a study.
A relatively small number of doctors are responsible for a disproportionate percentage of paid malpractice claims, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
For years, physician practices looking to lower their malpractice claims failed to tackle internal quality problems until they were hit with a huge settlement. That invariably meant they focused only on those particular situations. But now they're taking a much wider view.
As providers consider the opioid prescribing guidelines being proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the issues is whether labeling them as voluntary means doctors would not be bound to them.
A survey of more than 4,000 U.S. primary-care physicians found that 59% had been named in at least one malpractice lawsuit in their career. Obstetricians, gynecologists and surgeons were the specialists most likely to be sued, according to a Medscape report.
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.