Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs (Report)

Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs (Report)

INTRODUCTION Over the past decade both public attention and scientific interest have been increasingly drawn to issues of quality in health care and, in particular, issues involving patient safety and errors as revealed in reports such as To Err is Human (Institute of Medicine, 1999). Judgments regarding the quality of health care services are often […]

Are Alcoholics Less Deserving of Liver Transplants? when Does Behavior Trigger a Lesser Claim to Medical Resources? when Does Chronic Drinking, For Example, Mean That One has a Lesser Claim to a Liver Transplant? Only when One's Behavior Becomes a Callous Indifference to Others' Needs--when One Knows the Consequences of Heavy Drinking and Knows That by Drinking One May End up Depriving Someone else of a Liver.

Are Alcoholics Less Deserving of Liver Transplants? when Does Behavior Trigger a Lesser Claim to Medical Resources? when Does Chronic Drinking, For Example, Mean That One has a Lesser Claim to a Liver Transplant? Only when One’s Behavior Becomes a Callous Indifference to Others’ Needs–when One Knows the Consequences of Heavy Drinking and Knows That by Drinking One May End up Depriving Someone else of a Liver.

As many studies show, Americans tend to think that an illness has a morally weaker claim to medical care when it is caused by personal conduct that is known to put health at risk. More specifically, many Americans believe that health-risky conduct can make for a significantly weaker claim to scarce medical resources. According to […]

What is a Health Care Liability Claim Under Texas Law?(Medicolegal Issues)

What is a Health Care Liability Claim Under Texas Law?(Medicolegal Issues)

Many, including the plaintiff’s bar and some members of the judiciary, do not look kindly on the special treatment health care providers are accorded under current Texas law. The strict damage caps, expert report requirements, and statute of limitations provisions of Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code are the most frequent […]