Medicolegal Issues

Medicolegal Issues

The mesh mess, enmeshed in controversy

Beginning in the late 1990s, the US Food and Drug Administration cleared more than 150 devices using surgical mesh for...

Medicolegal Issues

Question Marks Lead to Dollar Signs

Missing details can turn a defensible case into a problematic (and costly) one. Don’t let the plaintiff host a mystery part at your expense.

Medicolegal Issues

Sometimes You Should Order Another Test

If the Grim Reaper crowned an Employee of the Month, DVT would win 8 months of the year. Here’s how to protect your patients—and your professional...

Law & Medicine

Good Notes Can Deter Litigation

Excellent personal and legal representation in court can help you win a malpractice case. But good documentation could help you avoid the...

Law & Medicine

When Diet Is an Emergency

Don't blow off things that may seem ancillary to your care—they can irrevocably alter your patient's clinical course and leave you at risk for...

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