Austism, which is formally known as autism spectrum disorder and goes by the initials ASD, is not one condition but a whole range of very complex neurological developmental disorders, the most severe of which is autistic disorder. Asperger syndrome, which is… Read More
A gracious, intelligent, elegant, gainfully employed, lively woman in her early 80s who looks and acts much younger has unplanned major surgery, resulting in deconditioning and weakness requiring a transfer to a long-term care facility (i.e., a nursing home) with the promise and expectation… Read More
According to a new report, Salmonella infections have not only not decreased in the last 15 years but have actually increased by 10% in recent years (more than 1 million people in the U.S. become ill from Salmonella each year… Read More
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Failure to timely diagnose melanoma is often fatal. More than 68,000 people were diagnosed with melanoma in 2010 and about 8,700 died from melanoma. The standard chemotherapy drug, dacarbazine, which is the only FDA-approved… Read More
MML Rants And Raves No. 008: Is Tort Reform Needed Because Doctors Pay Too Much For Malpractice Insurance?
One of the mantras of the tort deformers (we call them “tort deformers” because they want to eliminate personal responsibility for one’s own bad actions that hurt innocent others) is that people should not be fully compensated for their injuries due… Read More
MML Rants And Raves No. 009: Why Do Some People Believe Injured People Should Not Be Fully Compensated?
It was not that long ago that very few states in the U.S. had restrictions on the amount that injured persons could be compensated for their losses due to the negligent conduct of others. Now, a majority of states limit recoveries… Read More
The Oklahoma Medical Professional Liability Insurance Closed Claim Annual Report for January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 reports that there were 371 closed claims against physicians and surgeons, 70 closed claims against hospitals, 100 closed claims against other medical professionals, and… Read More