Tag: insurance (malpractice)

Doctor Marks ‘Right’ Instead of ‘Left’ Testicle, Then Operates

Florida regulators have imposed a fine and other measures on a Tampa doctor who made a crucial error prior to his patient’s testicular surgery, as...

Homeopath Arrested for Fake COVID Immunization, Vaccine Card Scheme

A homeopathic doctor licensed in California was arrested yesterday and charged with a scheme to sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and to falsify COVID-19 vaccination cards...

‘I Did Nothing Wrong:’ MDs Used Own Sperm for Fertility Patients

Martin D. Greenberg, MD, was sued in May for secretly using his own sperm to inseminate one of his infertility patients 38 years earlier. The...

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?

Albuquerque oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, has a patient in his 30s who experienced rectal bleeding for 6 months last year but didn’t see a physician...

‘Major Victory’ for MDs on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The board that licenses and disciplines doctors in California is failing to hold bad actors accountable, endangering patients in the process. That’s...

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit

An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a third-year medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed...

Many Mohs Surgeons Are Struggling on the Job

Many Mohs surgeons are struggling on the job, and women seem to be especially vulnerable, a new survey suggests. In a measurement of well-being, 40%...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Liability Insurance Premiums Spike Across the US: AMA Report

Liability insurance premiums are rising at a rate not seen in nearly 20 years, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA)....

Volunteer Vaccinators Run Into Hurdles

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jason Gallagher, a licensed pharmacist and professor of infectious diseases at...

Physician Indicted for Selling Hydroxychloroquine as COVID Cure

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal law enforcement officials have issued an eight-count indictment against a...

Convicted Ex-Surgeon Pleads Guilty to New Fraud Charges

Former New York orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, previously convicted on healthcare fraud charges, pleaded guilty last week to new fraud charges that included impersonating a...

More Than 100 Medical Professionals Charged in Telemedicine Fraud

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is charging 345 individuals — including more than 100 physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals — with submitting...

A Doctor Was Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan...

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits

During a telemedicine visit with his physician, a 62-year-old obese patient with an ankle injury reported new swelling of his leg. Three weeks had passed...

FDA Warns of Silver, Other Bogus COVID-19 Cures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA has issued...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Research Fraud

  In 2016, Sophie Jamal’s career took a turn for the worse. The bone researcher and physician was banned from federal funding for life in Canada after...

Hazard Pay in New COVID-19 Relief Bill Likely a ‘Pipe Dream’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 13, 2020 — Hazard pay for frontline healthcare workers — an idea that has been...

What’s Your Malpractice Risk When Treating COVID-19 Patients?

Torkzadeh and Pensa agreed that it could be very difficult for plaintiffs to challenge this immunity and that attorneys would accept only the strongest...

COVID-19 Relief Act Protects Doctors Who Volunteer; More

New Federal Law Includes Med-Mal Shield Among the multiple provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the disaster relief bill signed...

U.S. Doctors on Coronavirus Front Line Seek Protection From Malpractice Suits

(Reuters) – U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage...