Best Practices: Addressing errors with Candor

Best Practices: Addressing errors with Candor

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 13, 2016

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 pays $3.3 million in overdose death case

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 13, 2016

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.

43 of convicted cancer doc's patients to divide $8 million settlement

By Chad Halcom, Crain's Detroit Business  |  July 21, 2016

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.

Looking for hot spots in the liability danger zone

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 16, 2016

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.

Blog: OB-GYNs and surgeons most likely to be sued, survey finds

By Sabriya Rice  |  December 09, 2015

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.


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