Medical Liability Minute

Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD, Michael Sacopulos, JD, and many guests summarize modern medico-legal threats to physicians.

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The patient, who became the plaintiff, suffered from a defective hip replacement. He needed medication to manage his pain. He tried to fill his prescription at a local pharmacy. The pharmacist believe...
January 19, 2022
Why do certain doctors attract a disproportionate amount of malpractice claims? It’s complicated, but the answers are out there. And with the right data and support, high-risk doctors can identify wha...
October 27, 2021
Why do certain doctors attract a disproportionate amount of malpractice claims? It’s complicated, but the answers are out there. And with the right data and support, high-risk doctors can identify wha...
October 20, 2021
We cannot count the number of times a doctor has called us and said: “If I only had a recording of my conversation with the patient, my case would have been dropped instantly.” During a medico-legal c...
October 15, 2021
There is a scourge taking a bite out of West Coast physicians. What kind of scourge? A legal scourge. Doctors of all specialties (but especially those in cash-pay specialties) have been targeted by fr...
October 13, 2021
There is a scourge taking a bite out of West Coast physicians. What kind of scourge? A legal scourge. Doctors of all specialties (but especially those in cash-pay specialties) have been targeted by fr...
October 6, 2021
In January 2017, a husband and wife applied for life insurance. The wife was pregnant. Part of the application process required them to complete a blood test. The blood test indicated the wife was HIV...
September 30, 2021
Doctors sometimes receive this warning: "Prepare to be sued for copyright infringement." They dismiss these warnings, assuming they are scams. Some of these notices are scams. But many others signal r...
September 27, 2021
In January 2017, a husband and wife applied for life insurance. The wife was pregnant. Part of the application process required them to complete a blood test. The blood test indicated the wife was HIV...
September 24, 2021
Doctors sometimes receive this warning: "Prepare to be sued for copyright infringement." They dismiss these warnings, assuming they are scams. Some of these notices are scams. But many others signal r...
September 20, 2021

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