Martin Kane Kuper
Consultation is Free
1.877.NJLAW4U
(732-214-1800)
Martin Kane Kuper
Consultation is Free
1.877.NJLAW4U
(732-214-1800)
Legal and Medical News Blog

Fewer Medical Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

According to a new study, the number of medical malpractice claims  has dropped sharply since 2002. For this study, researchers analyzed 2002-2013 data from California, Colorado, Illinois, New York and Tennessee. Overall, the rate decreased from 18.6 to 9.9 paid claims per 1,000 physicians during that time period, the study found. According to the data, […]

Read More...

Plaintiffs Not Entitled to Hospital’s Internal Incident Review

The NJ Supreme Court handed down a ruling that protects the confidentiality of a hospital’s post-incident internal review. As a result, patients who sue a hospital for medical malpractice are not entitled to records documenting the hospital’s internal examination into what went wrong. The Court upheld a review procedure under The Patient Safety Act, a […]

Read More...

Beware of “Ghost Surgeries”

Some patients painstakingly vet their surgeons before their procedure. Sometimes, however, the surgeon that the patient expects is not the one who actually performs the operation. While surgeons can be switched for a number of legitimate reasons, there is a disturbing trend of meeting with prominent surgeons, only to have less experienced colleagues perform the […]

Read More...

Doctors Make 12 Million Diagnostic Errors Every Year

A new study shows that  doctors make diagnostic errors in about 5% of patients annually, translating to 12 million a year. Researchers examined three studies through chart review and found missed opportunities to make a timely and correct diagnosis based on the available evidence.  According to the data, approximately half of those errors are potentially […]

Read More...

C-Section on Patient Who Wasn’t Pregnant

Authorities in New York are demanding more medical transparency after NBC New York broke a story about a patient who underwent a c-section, despite not being pregnant. According to deposition testimony obtained by the media outlet, two doctors at New York Downtown Hospital testified under oath that they were aware of a c-section that was […]

Read More...

How to Address Fatal Medical Errors

Many estimates put the number of preventable deaths due to medical errors around 100,000 people per year.  In recognition of that problem,  the Institute of Medicine, a private advisory group,  issued a highly influential report in 1999 titled “To Err Is Human”  to the public and Congress. It asserted that if the practice of medicine […]

Read More...

New York Leads in Medical Malpractice Awards

Medical malpractice awards in New York were almost double that of the next closest state.  Awards in malpractice lawsuits paid out roughly $690 million in New York last year, nearly twice that of second-ranked Pennsylvania, which saw $357 million in payouts.  New York is also the clear leader on per capita payouts, averaging $39 per […]

Read More...

The State of Medical Malpractice – Part 1, an Overview

There are many ways to measure the state of medical malpractice in America.   Claims and rates are declining, but are lawsuits against physicians actually tapering off?   Not really.   This is a brief overview of the changing landscape: –             Payouts from medical malpractice claims in 2012 totaled […]

Read More...

Medical Malpractice Risks Under the ACA

One insurance analyst believes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could raise the stakes for medical malpractice insurance carriers.  He argues that the influx of new patients could overwhelm an already stressed primary care system, reducing the amount of time and attention doctors can give to patients, and increasing the likelihood of mistakes.  He also […]

Read More...

Five Myths of Medical Malpractice

Two researchers explore five common ideas about medical malpractice, and demonstrate how they are actually myths.  Those believing that lawyers drive doctors out of business, or that tort reform will dramatically reduce our nation’s healthcare costs, must read this article!

Read More...

Contact us with your questions

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Email Address (required)

Phone (required)

Brief description of your issue (required)

captcha

Llamenos con sus preguntas

Vista esta formulario en Inglés.