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Recording Physician-Patient Interactions: Is It Legal?

We live in a world where most of us use technology to document, record and save for posterity multiple aspects of our lives. Millions of videos of concerts, graduations, birthday parties and other social events are broadcast on social media every day. And the practice of video-taping interactions between the

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Doctors and nurses in surgery make mistakes that can be resolved with conflict resolution programs

Conflict Resolution Programs Prevent Malpractice Suits

A recent study shows that conflict resolution programs (CRPs) can be successful in preventing both litigation and monetary settlements for adverse medical events not involving negligence, reports MedPage Today The study was led by Michelle Mello, Ph.D., J.D., of Stanford University. Mello and her colleagues reported their findings in the

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doctor consulting with patient and wife regarding informed consent

Court Decision Has Far-Reaching Implications for Informed Consent

A recent court decision in Pennsylvania may have far-reaching implications for surgeons and other physicians who regularly obtain informed consent. Although the decision is binding only in Pennsylvania, it should serve as a warning for providers all across the United States. The case involved a woman with a nonmalignant brain

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A Strange Twist in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Trial

In a strange twist in an already unusual case, the CEO of a Pennsylvania health system has been compelled to testify for the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice trial. Dr. David T. Feinberg, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will testify in the case of Dr. Jennifer

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Possible Medical Malpractice Overhaul in Maine

On Feb. 9, 2016, a controversial new bill was introduced in the Maine legislature that could change how medical malpractice claims are handled in the state. The proposal would establish a state agency to adjudicate medical malpractice lawsuits, removing them from the judicial system entirely. The bill is opposed by

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