There are many things a physician should consider when shopping for malpractice insurance.
Ob/gyns can take simple steps to help patients understand their personal health information, promoting better outcomes.
This article addresses common errors that lead to litigation involving ob/gyn ultrasound, with options to reduce ultrasound-related litigation.
Over the past few years, progress has clearly been made with regard to the professional liability crisis.
Readers discuss the prevalence of endometriosis and providing healthcare to the poor.
The most vulnerable deserve care and coverage for preventative health services.
The plaintiff asserted that during the diagnostic laparoscopy, Dr A and Dr B should have detected the ectopic pregnancy in the right fallopian tube. Her attorneys claimed that based upon the plaintiff’s abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and β- hCG levels, and absent evidence of intrauterine pregnancy on ultrasound, the defendants should have presumed ectopic pregnancy and adequately evaluated the fallopian tube before discharging the patient, thus avoiding rupture.
67% of residency directors reported that a lack of faculty expertise in medical ethics was a significant barrier to their attempts to provide a more comprehensive educational process. I have a proposal for a solution to these problems: Teaching about the “house of ethics” in ob/gyn, as we do at Vanderbilt University.