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    Opioids and a Physician’s Responsibility

    Doctors must comply with set standards of care when practicing medicine. As part of these standards, medical professionals should reasonably and responsibly advocate for the best course of treatment for a patient, which includes providing appropriate prescription medication and post-treatment plans. Currently, there is an epidemic sweeping the nation unlike anything seen before. The opioid…

  • Hospital Mergers

    Hospital Mergers Decrease Quality of Care and Increase Costs

    Since 2010, hospital mergers and acquisitions have grown at a rapid pace. While the benefits are present for hospitals and insurance providers, studies show it may come at the expense of patients. The New England Journal of Medicine recently released a study analyzing data from Medicare claims and Hospital Compare from 2007 to 2016, highlighting…

  • Philadelphia Medical Malpractice

    Medical Malpractice Claims Against Nurse Practitioners

    When an instance of medical malpractice occurs, it can be incredibly devastating. Medical malpractice can occur when a healthcare professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits taking appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment to a patient. Though malpractice claims are often reported against doctors and physicians, nurse practitioners are another type of healthcare provider that can be at fault when medical malpractice occurs.

  • Medical Malpractice Attorneys

    The U.S. Gave Troubled Doctors a Second Chance. Patients Paid the Price.

    When looking for a new doctor or surgeon, we know we want a “good doctor;” and, while there are many great healthcare providers out there, some troubled doctors manage to slip through the cracks. Unfortunately, not all doctors are as qualified or well-intentioned as they may seem, and patients wind up paying the price for a doctor’s malpractice. In fact, doctors and surgeons across the country have had their licenses suspended or revoked. But these same providers were able to gain a second chance elsewhere.

  • Doctor Bias Medical Malpractice

    Could Doctor Bias Cause a Misdiagnosis?

    Though we often hold doctors and other professionals to a higher standard based on their education and training, they still make mistakes like everyone else. Unfortunately, however, mistakes made by doctors can involve a misdiagnosis—the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality’s Center for Diagnostic Excellence, one of the top causes of misdiagnosis is doctor bias. 

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