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Executive Health Management

Medical Malpractice Suits Deadline Extended

2016 07 Jun

Legislation before New York state lawmakers would have a significant impact on medical malpractice law by permitting patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment.Presently, patients must file for such cases within 2.5 years after the alleged incident. The bill would amend the statute of limitations to when a patient first suspects... Read more

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Medical Malpractice Suits Deadline Hikes Insurance?

2016 06 Jun

Legislation before New York state lawmakers would have a significant impact on medical malpractice law by permitting patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. Presently, patients must file for such cases within 2.5 years after the alleged incident. The bill would amend the statute of limitations to when a patient first suspects... Read more

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Medical Malpractice Nondisclosures - Fit for Purpose?

2015 12 May

According to an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, most medical malpractice settlements include nondisclosure clauses but there is little standardisation or consistency in their application.   The review was conducted by William M. Sage, MD, JD, of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-authors who examined restrictions... Read more

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Defensive Practices Linked To Lawsuit Liability Among US Neurosurgeons

2015 02 Feb

A large majority of neurosurgeons in the United States perform extra tests and procedures as a precaution against malpractice lawsuits. In states with greater risk liability, defensive medicine spending is especially high. Defensive medicine refers to decision-making based on concerns over medical malpractice litigation more than anticipated benefits... Read more


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