The high rate of hospital medical errors has been acknowledged in all quarters of the health-care industry, and we’ve certainly done our share of blogging about it (“Why Can’t Hospitals Clean Up Their Medical Errors?”). Certain measures, such as the federal government’s error-reporting systems have been developed to address the problem.FULL ARTICLE
In the May issue of Trial, “Stick to the Evidence-Based Medicine” explains how clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine can help plaintiff lawyers show how and why the defendant medical provider should have followed the appropriate guidelines.
To read the article, click here.FULL ARTICLE
The May issue of Trial magazine focuses on Medical Negligence. Articles discuss audit trails, clinical practice guidelines, how defendants are trying to use the Affordable Care Act to undermine claims for future care, doctors overprescribing pain pills, and how to prove psychotherapist malpractice in outpatient suicide cases. Read the May issue here.
It deeply saddens me to report that longtime American Association for Justice Board member and former President of the Washington State Association for Justice Leonard Schroeter—a man of great vision who was a crusader for his clients and a lifelong advocate for constitutional rights—died on Monday.FULL ARTICLE