Medical Malpractice

Apr 12, 2016

Discounted But Not Really a Deal—Dynamic Pricing and Deception in the Digital Age

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Internet retailers are starting to run afoul of the Federal Trade Commission with their deceptive use of list prices and virtually fictional suggested retail prices in order to entice buyers into thinking that they are getting a good deal when they buy online. Dynamic pricing, as the practice has come to be known, according to [...]

Mar 16, 2016

Researchers Claim that Alzheimer’s Disease Might Be Transmittable

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Researchers who have conducted autopsies made the discovery that suggests that Alzheimer's disease may be transmitted during certain medical treatments. A story in the journal, Nature, reports on a series of autopsies performed in January 2016, on individuals who died of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD), a disease with similar symptoms to Alzheimer's but causes death in [...]

Mar 1, 2016

Physicians and Insurers Take Issue with a National Study that Points out Repeat Medical Malpractice Offenders

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This is a reminder about how careful you must be when considering the results of medical studies even when they have been published by such highly esteemed publications as the New England Journal of Medicine. At the end of January 2016, the NEJM published a study: Prevalence and Characteristics of Physicians Prone to Malpractice Claims. [...]

Nov 20, 2015

E.U. Courts Suspend Safe Harbor Data Transfer Agreement with U.S. amid Privacy Concerns

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On October 6, the European Court of Justice nullified the international data transfer protocol called "Safe Harbor," which had been in place since 2000. Safe Harbor has been use by almost 5000 companies to transfer information about EU residents to servers in the United States without breaking the more stringent EU data-protection laws, but all [...]