Medical Liability Minute

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

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Eric Spang underwent a routine prostate examination in late-2020. His blood test revealed elevated levels of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This sometimes indicates the presence of prostate cancer...
July 13, 2022
The patient/plaintiff was a 78-year-old man. Doctors identified and removed what they believed was a basal cell carcinoma on his arm. Turns out, it was melanoma. When the patient was eventually diagno...
July 12, 2022
The pandemic has spawned numberless medico-legal challenges. We bring three of the most interesting to your attention. A Texas man staunchly opposed to vaccination threatens a Maryland doctor with vio...
May 26, 2022
The defendant practiced as a fertility specialist in the 1980s. Several of his patients were told they would receive sperm samples donated by medical students. The lawsuit alleges he skirted this deta...
May 4, 2022
The plaintiff is an Iraq war veteran. The doctor was treating injuries he suffered during combat. The doctor is accused of inappropriately touching the patient's genitalia during treatment - and then ...
March 23, 2022
We return to the state of Florida, and its surgeon vs. surgeon. The defendant signed a non-compete contract with his former employer. He allegedly departed the practice and set up shop next door – vio...
March 9, 2022
A five-year-old child presented at the ER with difficult symptoms. The child was seen by a physician's assistant - not an MD. The physician's assistant tested the child for strep throat, based on the ...
February 9, 2022
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

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