Medical Malpractice

A Fear of Lawsuits Really Does Seem to Result in Extra Medical Tests

Researchers from Duke and M.I.T. have found a pocket of America that is different, and they now offer what is perhaps the most precise estimate of how much defensive medicine matters, at least for care in the hospital. They found that the possibility of a lawsuit increased the intensity of health care that patients received…

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California child in life-support controversy, is now dead

This case became the center of a national debate over the boundary between life and death that pitted the medical world against the religious. It also thrust the family into a lengthy battle to keep Jahi breathing, one that would force them to move Jahi to a state that could accommodate her, New Jersey. Read…

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