When Public Clinics Make Medical Mistakes …

The challenge of litigating your claim against a Federally managed clinic is real. Immunities can apply to doctors and other individual healthcare providers – or they may not. Investigating the differences could be ‘make or break’ for your case. Choose your lawyer carefully. Here’s the story from the Kaiser news outlet. When Malpractice Occurs at […]

My Dad and I Didn’t Battle The Charles Case With So Many Other Fine Lawyers, Just To See Florida’s Constitution Undone.

Despite our work in Charles versus Baptist, hospital lobbyists keep picking away at the patient safety disclosures voted for by Florida. As noted in a recent news story, the case my office handled established an important precedent (overturning the First DCA in the process). In a key 2017 ruling in a Jacksonville case, the Florida […]

Candy Stripers

A famous critical care doctor once told me that “they want candy stripers delivering medicine.” That choice of the phrase probably dates both of us, but hopefully, it’s not too prehistoric to make the point. He was griping about what he viewed as an institutional assault on physician judgment and prerogatives. Long after that, I […]

Lee Hospital Patients Are Being Evacuated

Lee Health is evacuating up to 400 patients to hospitals in Collier County because of water pressure losses at two of its campuses. More patients will be transferred in the coming days as beds are found, said Dr. Larry Antonucci, president and chief executive officer of Lee Health. When Lee Health says “campuses” they mean […]

Patient-Care Satisfaction Centered Modeling? Really?

When I represented hospitals, my boss used to stress bedside manner as the most effective risk management. It’s been forty years and the industry is still trying to figure out a way to make that stick. Healthcare is fully embracing the concept of consumerism, and with that comes the need for consumer and patient satisfaction—and […]

Conflicts In Medical Studies (Extravascular ICD)

If you go to the credits on the article, you learn a little about how global medical device manufacturers like Medtronic “support” the investigations conducted by health care organizations like Mayo Clinic and the New England Journal of Medicine into the safety of their new products. A link to the NEJM article on the Mayo […]