Medical Liability Minute

Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD, and Michael Sacopulos, JD, summarize modern medico-legal threats to physicians in 15 minutes or less.

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Dr. Roy Shelburne was, by all accounts, living the dream. He was leading a successful dental practice. He was providing high-quality care to patients who otherwise would’ve gone without. And he was ...
September 6, 2019
Dr. Josh Umbehr is a leader in the DPC (Direct Primary Care) movement. Briefly defined – it is prepaid primary care. And it is revolutionizing primary care across the country. On this episode of the...
August 2, 2019
Physicians spend their careers caring for patients and providing for their families. But how often do we stop to protect what we've worked hard to earn? On this episode of the Medical Liability Minute...
July 12, 2019
There’s a litigation tsunami on the horizon. If you order any MR imaging studies, you will want to hear more. Including how to mitigate the risk. Gadolinium is a contrast agent. Each year, about 30 ...
June 28, 2019
The subject of this week's podcast is a podiatrist. The podiatrist was scheduled to treat a patient suffering from a fungal infection in his toenails. The problem - the patient didn't have any toes......
April 19, 2019
If a patient's reported symptoms are grossly incongruent with your objective examinations, you might be looking at a red flag. Such was situation the subject of our podcast found himself navigating. T...
April 12, 2019
If surgeons told their patients everything that could go wrong during a procedure, only the most courageous would consent to an operation. That said, doctors must set appropriate expectations. These c...
April 5, 2019
Patients aren't always the party responsible for perpetuating a frivolous claim. Sometimes the patient is perfectly happy with the care you've rendered - it's his family that wants to pick the fight. ...
March 29, 2019
Malpractice accusations fly when patients feel they're denied the standard of care. In an attempt to douse firecrackers, some doctors prescribe superfluous tests. The purpose of these tests is to alle...
March 22, 2019
Deaf patients require interpreters fluent in sign language. Federal law mandates you provide one. The defendant in today's episode provided his deaf patient with someone beyond adept in sign language ...
March 15, 2019

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