Law & Medicine

Law & Medicine

Negligent use of steroids

Patient-oriented standards increasingly involved in informed consent negligence suits.

Law & Medicine

Office of Inspector General

Health care fraud, waste, and abuse consume some 10% of federal health expenditures.

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‘Time lost is brain lost’

The plaintiff will typically be disqualified from offering medical testimony, unless there is “common knowledge.”

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Labeling of medication warnings

Issuing timely warnings regarding medical products promotes patient safety, and the law appears to place the major onus on the manufacturer.

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Legal duty to nonpatients: Communicable diseases

A health care provider can sometimes be found liable to one other than his or her immediate patient, notwithstanding the absence of a provider-...

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Workers’ compensation law

Question: Employee, a poorly controlled diabetic, accidentally stepped on a nail at work. Surrounding cellulitis and abscess...

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