Tag Archives: medical malpractice

Uptake of robotic-assisted surgery brings risk

Once considered a far-fetched science fiction notion, robotics is now being used in the medical arena, offering transformative potential in patient care, prostheses and surgery. The proliferation of surgical robotics offers many cost- and precision-related advantages, but it also gives … Continue reading →

Misdiagnosis: The Most Common Source of Malpractice Claims–Persistently

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BMJ recently reported "missed diagnoses were the most common source of malpractice claims." Long an issue, misdiagnosis rates may be about to get worse. Continue reading →

Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Malpractice Caps–a Trend?

Money Breaking Thru Ceiling

The Supreme Court of Missouri this month struck down the law that paced a $350,000 cap on malpractice awards as unconstitutional. Missouri now joins Illinois and Georgia as the states that in recent years have overturned past legislative efforts at … Continue reading →