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Medical Justice

Making healthcare safe for doctors

Blog Archive

68 Laws of the ER (Jan. 15th 2019)

Can NC Physicians Legally Prescribe Meds to Suffering Terminally Ill Patients to Precipitate a Peaceful Death? (Jan. 12th 2019)

Fire Her and Yank Her License (Jan. 6th 2019)

Is Facebook Engaged in the Practice of Medicine? (Jan. 3rd 2019)

The Most Frivolous Lawsuit Contest Redux: Part II (Dec. 26th 2018)

The Most Frivolous Lawsuit Contest Redux: Part I (Dec. 17th 2018)

Too Many Eggs in One Basket (Dec. 11th 2018)

Need Spine Surgery? If You Work for Walmart, Talk to Your Travel Agent. (Dec. 10th 2018)

Training Medical Students to Perform Pelvic and Rectal Exams (Dec. 5th 2018)

Hell Hath No Fury Like Office of Civil Rights Scorned (Nov. 29th 2018)

“Grief as My Guide. How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor.” (Nov. 14th 2018)

The Art of Being in “Two Places” at the Same Time (Nov. 12th 2018)

O-Rings and Phone Numbers (Nov. 5th 2018)

Demystifying EMTALA: Issues that Pop up When You Are On-Call (Oct. 29th 2018)

The Difference Between Skydiving and the Practice of Medicine   (Oct. 22nd 2018)

Do You Want Your Kid to Be a Doctor? (Oct. 18th 2018)

A Report Card on Report Cards. Risks of Publicly Reported Surgical Outcomes (Oct. 10th 2018)

A Contingency Plan for Taking a Case on Contingency (Oct. 3rd 2018)

Can You Patent a Medical Procedure? Well, Yes and No.  (Sep. 26th 2018)

Jail Time for Using the Wrong Pronoun (Sep. 10th 2018)

Medical School for Free (Sep. 1st 2018)

Why Doctors Don’t Like to Retire (Aug. 27th 2018)

Physicians Interrupt Patients After 11 Seconds (Jul. 30th 2018)

Lions Tigers, and Bears. Oh My. Therapy Animals in the Operating Room (Jul. 3rd 2018)

Should You Have a Pre-Nup? (Feb. 26th 2018)

Large Insurance Carrier Outs Patients With HIV (Dec. 26th 2017)

Surgeon Laser Etches His Initials into Liver in Transplant Patients (Dec. 18th 2017)

Not Mastering the Art of Being in Two Places at One Time (Nov. 27th 2017)

Delivering Bad News – or Delayed Good News – to Patients (Oct. 3rd 2017)

Physicians Who Perform Surgery on Themselves (Sep. 5th 2017)

Being a Doctor and Playing Poker – The Overlap (Jul. 24th 2017)

How Facebook Saved My Patient’s Life  (Jun. 6th 2017)

Upside-Down World – A Patient Sues You to Keep Taking Care of Them (May. 31st 2017)

Jewelry Store Owner’s Son has to Pay Competitor Because of Fake Review (May. 26th 2017)

The Tax Man and Med-Mal Settlements (May. 26th 2017)

What NOT to do… (May. 26th 2017)

Damn, that’s awkward… (Mar. 29th 2017)

These Docs Behaved Badly, but Should They Have Been Sued? (Mar. 29th 2017)

Thorny Vignettes and Patient Abandonment (Mar. 29th 2017)

Political Correctness Over-reach in the Exam Room (Mar. 29th 2017)

When Your Competitors Will Not Cross Cover for You (Mar. 29th 2017)

Medicolegal Issues in Dealing with Aging Physicians (Mar. 29th 2017)

Why No Med-Mal Defendant Wants His Defense to Boil Down to “S**t Happens” (Mar. 29th 2017)

How Language in an Operating Report Can Lead to a Trip to the Courtroom (Mar. 29th 2017)

Preparing for a Rotten Day – or Year – at Peer Review (Mar. 29th 2017)

Paid Reviews Cost Companies $175,000 Enforcement Action (Mar. 29th 2017)

How to Keep Lawyers from Circling Your Practice: Lessons for New Doctors (Mar. 29th 2017)

N=1. Congress Takes Action. Consumer Review Freedom Act (Mar. 29th 2017)

There’s a Fine Line Between Aggressive Questioning of a Witness and Being an A-Hole (Dec. 16th 2016)

When a Lawyer “Just Wants to Speak” to You (Dec. 1st 2016)

Positive Change Regarding Medical License Renewals (Nov. 25th 2016)

Your Patient Bolts in the Middle of a Treatment Plan. Now What? (Nov. 18th 2016)

A Carrier Tells Its Insured Doctor He’s Not Covered. WTF? (Nov. 11th 2016)

Death and Donuts (Oct. 28th 2016)

The Insanity Defense: Medical Versus Legal Issues (Oct. 21st 2016)

The High Cost of Medications in Prison (Oct. 14th 2016)

Doc, What Would YOU Do? (Sep. 16th 2016)

Whose Baby Was It, Anyways? (Sep. 9th 2016)

Medico-Legal Issues in Restraining Patients (Sep. 2nd 2016)

Crazy Cases Against Doctors — and Inexplicable Settlements (Aug. 26th 2016)

Liability in Telemedicine: “Can you sue me now?” (Aug. 12th 2016)

When a Doctor Becomes a Patient (Aug. 5th 2016)

Avoiding Liability When Dealing with Brain Death Cases (Jul. 29th 2016)

Dealing with Medical Marijuana (Jul. 22nd 2016)