St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida has been embroiled in controversy over its pediatric open heart surgery program since CNN did an investigative report about the astronomically high mortality rate for the infants in the program. As many as eight infants have died in the pediatric open heart program at St. Mary's [...]
Two inmates in Massachusetts state prisons are suing the state prison system for failing to provide Hepatitis C drugs to prisoners infected with the disease. The National Lawyers Guild and the Prisoners' Legal Services have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Boston on behalf of Emilio Paszko and Jeffrey Fowler, who both [...]
In an increasingly connected world, consumers can feel a bit trapped between the desire to both take advantage of all of the perks of a high tech world and being secretly terrified that their private information could fall into the wrong hands. Each time a consumer signs up for a new online service they are [...]
“Medical malpractice premiums have increased beyond the ability for doctors to afford them, which has resulted in higher health care costs and doctors relocating to areas with cheaper coverage. The high number of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits have caused liability payments to soar, which in turn drives up the cost of healthcare….” The previous statement, according to [...]
The concierge medicine model is becoming more and more popular. There are several different types of concierge medical practices, but what is emerging as the traditional format is where the patient pays an annual fee for direct access to a physician. The medical practice profits from the fee but then it also bills insurance companies [...]
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