Physician

The candidates on tort reform

The whole issue of tort reform is pretty much DOA now. If it couldn’t be done in the past 8 years, it’s certainly not going to happen with the next administration. That being said, here’s are McCain and Obama’s take on the issue.

Rather than caps, physicians should be pushing for more expedient compensation to injured patients. No-fault malpractice would be an ideal solution, providing quicker …

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Baseless lawsuits

Why is Shadowfax’s physician group settling baseless lawsuits?

What can we do? When you are at Yellowstone, they tell you not to feed the bears because it just encourages them. But that metaphor doesn’t work when the alternative is to let the bear maul you and hope that he won’t get all of your food.

What is more concerning is the lengthy process of the proceedings. Patients who are …

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No-fault malpractice

The patient comes out ahead in many cases: “All patients who suffer a treatment injury caused by medical care are eligible for no-fault, government funded, compensation (with no need to prove negligence). Claims are usually decided within a matter of days, and the package of care includes financial compensation as well as free treatment, rehabilitation, home help, childcare, and so on.”

Contrast that to what happens here, where …

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