Monthly Archives: November 2013

Disclosure and Surgical Fire Case: Ms. Kouko Bonney Story

Recently I gave a series of disclosure presentations for Allegiance Health in Michigan over two days.  After my first day of presentations I went to dinner with Ken Empey, Allegiance General Counsel, and Dr. Mohan Kulkarni, who is a surgeon … Continue reading

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Peer Review & Disclosure….Share with the Family, or Not?

Earlier this week I was the keynote speaker for a risk management conference, and then participated in a panel discussion with three med-mal defense lawyers.  During our panel discussion, the question/issue was raised about the peer review process and should … Continue reading

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Public Disclosure and University of Kentucky Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Interesting story about disclosure – or lack thereof – that has developed at University of Kentucky (UK) HealthCare over the last year. In short, UK’s Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program came under fire after patient deaths and was eventually shut down, … Continue reading

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Disclosing Other Docs’ Errors: NEJM Article

It’s a question we get a lot at Sorry Works: What do I do when my colleague screws up, or the pharmacist made a mistake? Or what do I do when a patient is unhappy with an outcome from another caregiver and … Continue reading

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