Cities, states, and other jurisdictions are now treating opioid manufacturers and distributors like Big Tobacco.
Learn what counts as medical malpractice and how to get the financial compensation you deserve for serious malpractice injuries.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer
Data from past claims is helping hospitals fine-tune their approach to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up in a range of medical fields.
How to reform the broken medical malpractice system.
Shielding the very worst doctors not only harms patients. It also casts a shadow on the overwhelming majority of competent, vigilant doctors, and on the reputation of the profession as a whole.
There is likely no magic bullet to reduce defensive medicine, but we need to keep searching for solutions. The coming tide of value-based payment for health care demands it. More important, our patients, and society, deserve it.
Doctors and hospitals must do a better job of policing themselves. Surprisingly, despite the frequency of avoidable errors, very few wind up as medical malpractice lawsuits.
The bottom line is that no health care system is perfect. Doctors are human beings and therefore subject to imperfection.
Proponents of “tort” or “malpractice” reform often argue that there are too many medical-malpractice claims. In reality, the number of claims is declining.
As part of the movement to reform health care, streamline our system and improve cost-effectiveness I believe that physician behavior must be overhauled as well. Here are five common tendencies of doctors that need to change...
We create a practice infrastructure to prevent, deter, and respond to frivolous medical malpractice suits. We offer prospective and retroactive service plans that enable “points forward” service as well as optional benefits as far back as residency. Medical Justice supports a broad group of medical specialties and is endorsed by many state, county, and specialty medical societies.
The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association (NMMAA) was founded in 2013 by a group of everyday people who personally were victims, or knew someone who was a victim, of medical malpractice. It was created on the belief that every American citizen has the right to life and have justice served when they have been harmed by others.
The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is an electronic information repository created by Congress. It contains information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, entities, providers, and suppliers.
It is the ABPLA's continuing mission to certify attorneys according to the highest standards of experience, ethics, education, examination and excellence. Through this rigorous process, the ABPLA offers consumers a clear standard of excellence for selecting medical and legal malpractice attorneys in whom they can have confidence.
The National Trial Lawyers organization is proud to have a vast and diverse membership of attorneys who practice all areas of civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law from all across the nation, and through our Specialty Associations we hope to bring our members together with networking and educational opportunities.