Medical Malpractice: Telemedicine

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Telemedincine: Medical Malpratice Liability vs Benefit The year 2020 saw unprecedented growth in the utilization of Telemedicine due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. Around 42% of Americans state they have used a Telemedicine video consult during the pandemic, according to a current poll1. Telemedicine growth persists at a remarkable rate as an increasing number of…

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Medical Malpractice: Risks of Nonphysician Provider Care

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Medical-Malpractice Risks & Legal Liability of Non-Physician Provider Care With healthcare costs rising each year at ~5% per year 1, there is a push by insurance companies, hospital boards, and governments to reduce costs. A recent trend over the past decade in the United States is to employ the use of Nurse Practitioners (NP) and…

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Cardiologist PAYS $2M to Resolve Unnecessary Medical Tests Claims

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Michigan Cardiologist Group Pays $2 Million (US) to Resolve Unnecessary Testing Claims Keywords Cardiology, cardiac testing & procedures, unnecessary medical testing At a glance Intro: This article discusses a recent case in Michigan where a Cardiologist and his medical group paid $2 million (US) in a long-running legal case to settle unnecessary medical tests claims.…

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Cardiology & Wearable Medical Devices

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Medical-Legal Issues Related to Wearable Medical Devices & Cardiology Wearable medical devices, remote monitoring, and telemedicine visits are becoming increasingly common aspects of clinical care. Novel technology applications can enhance health outcomes, yet also present risks, raising interesting medical-legal questions. As many remote monitoring devices involve vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure,…

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Cardiac Events While Driving

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Cardiac Events While Driving When a driver suffers a cardiac event such as a heart attack or arrhythmia while driving, the sudden incapacitation may cause a vehicular collision. Injuries to the driver, passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians may be serious or fatal. Costly property damage may also result. If there’s a history of…

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