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How Facebook Saved My Patient’s Life

June 6, 2017

Sometimes you need a nugget of medical information – pronto. If your patient has been in a hospital, you likely have access to reams of data. Finding your nugget may take seconds, minutes, or hours. You may never find it.   A number of years ago, Dr. Kamal Thapar, a Wisconsin neurosurgeon, gave a talk on […]

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Past News

Jewelry Store Owner’s Son has to Pay Competitor Because of Fake Review

May 26, 2017

The jury has spoken. Stephen Blumberg owns Stephen Leigh Jewelers in Massachusetts. Toodie’s Fine Jewelry is a competitor. Allegedly, Adam Jacobs, a Toodie’s employee, wrote a multi-paragraph negative Yelp review about Stephen Leigh Jewelers. The review said he was looking for a 1.5 karat engagement ring and he had a negative experience. He then advised […]… (more →)

Five-star practice, one-star reputation?

October 10, 2012

Fair or not, online reviews may be the first thing a potential patient sees about a dermatologist By John Carruthers, staff writer, Dermatology World, October 01, 2012… (more →)

HealthDay recently interviewed Medical Justice Founder and CEO, Jeff Segal, MD, JD, on the high costs of defending medical malpractice claims – win or lose

April 5, 2012

For doctors defending medical malpractice claims, costs vary widely across specialties and can run into the tens of thousands, even when a patient did not receive a payout, new research shows.

The upshot: Patients end up paying the price in the end, the researchers concluded in their letter published April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine.… (more →)

Radio Health Journal recently interviewed Medical Justice Founder and CEO, Jeff Segal, MD, JD, FACS about the danger of “testimony for hire”.

November 10, 2011

Medical malpractice often boils down to a battle of expert witnesses. Frivolous cases are often fueled by inappropriate expert testimony.… (more →)

Preventing Frivolous Lawsuits and Frivolous Testimony

September 22, 2010

Every year, 8-10% of doctors will be sued for malpractice. Many physicians who have been sued or watched a colleague go through litigation respond with defensive medicine, which some recent studies estimate costs the healthcare system as much as $350 billion dollars a year. Most solutions to this problem would involve changes at the federal […]… (more →)