Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cancer in Soccer Players? What About Football Players?

Loyal readers of this space know we typically focus on medical errors, communication, and risk management issues. Today, we are going off script to touch on a different issue that should be important to all of us: kids and sports. … Continue reading

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Apology Laws, Financial Compensation for Errors, and Training Staff

Last week I wrote about the challenges with compensating patients/families for legitimate medical errors that cause harm or death. In short, I opined that there are plenty of people willing to say “sorry” for such misfortunes, but not enough leaders … Continue reading

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The “Compensation Challenge” in Disclosure & Apology Cases…

Recently, I have had conversations with several healthcare and legal professionals who had the same message for me: More hospitals and physicians are apologizing for medical errors, but…that’s it…too often they don’t provide compensation for medical errors, or don’t know … Continue reading

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Medical School Dean on Teaching Disclosure & Apology

This Tuesday, January 17th, I will have the privilege of being the Keynote Speaker at the Inter-Professional Education & Practice Collaborative at The Ohio State University.   I will be speaking to over 1,000 students and faculty in every health profession school … Continue reading

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Really Good Article on How to Avoid Med-Mal Lawsuits..

Below is what I think to be an exceptional article written from a consumer perspective on how to avoid med-mal lawsuits. Now, this article is geared towards long-term care, however, our friends in acute should be able to translate for … Continue reading

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Medical Student Apologizes by Reflecting on Medical Error He Suffered

Fourth year medical student Jason Han has a unique perspective on medical error and lack of disclosure.  As a teenager, Jason and his mom visited his pediatrician for an ear ache.  The pediatrician attempted to irrigate Jason’s ear with a … Continue reading

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