Health

Malpractice concerns affect derm-path interpretive behavior

(HealthDay)—Many dermatopathologists believe that malpractice concerns may lead to additional testing in their evaluation of cutaneous melanocytic lesions, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal ...

Surgery

Aggressive malpractice environment ups hospital LOS

(HealthDay)—An aggressive malpractice environment is associated with increased hospitalization charges and length of stay for patients undergoing spine surgery, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of The ...

Other

Ecuadoran beauty queen dies following liposuction

A young beauty queen has died in Ecuador after undergoing liposuction surgery that she had received as a prize, her family said, calling the operation a case of medical malpractice.

Health

Ohio bill would shield doctors who say 'My fault'

A proposal in Ohio would allow doctors to acknowledge fault for a mistake to patients or their relatives without fear of the admission being used later in malpractice lawsuits.

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