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Medical Malpractice Archives

Partner Post: Dr. Wheeler and Black Lung Diagnoses

Doctor Works Against Patients for Profit  Written by James P. Nevin   When Dr. Paul Wheeler, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave his opinion the court listened. Until lately. Research has proved there is an unmistakable pattern in Wheeler's readings. There have been more than 1,500 cases decided since 2000 in...

Partner Post: Problems with Robotic Surgery

Unreported Injuries Caused by Robotic Surgery Complications  Written by James P. Nevin   Robot-assisted surgery may surprisingly be more dangerous than traditional surgery techniques. The problem is that the FDA does not know absolutely either way because injuries and deaths from using the da Vinci Robotic System are going underreported...

Raising the MICRA Cap to Account for Inflation

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed our social network updates focusing on the battle to reform California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Since 1975 in California, non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims have been capped at $250,000 thanks to MICRA. This amount may have seemed extraordinary...