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Can Politicians Choose People Over Profits?

02/23/2011
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It is disappointing when otherwise intelligent, insightful people simply choose to ignore facts and fail to protect the very people they have sworn to serve. It is no secret that many industry-wed lawmakers have been working for a long time to place damage caps on injuries caused by the negligence […]

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Quality Medical Treatment — An Exercise in Responsibility

07/28/2010
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Following published reports and extensive media coverage regarding egregious behaviors in the medical profession, public awareness of physician and hospital errors has increased. Despite that increased attention, data suggests that the rate of reporting by physicians is lower than it should be. In the JAMA July 14 issue, one of […]

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Caring About Conduct

02/17/2010
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In legal cases, a term regularly shows up: “standard of care”. It is talked about, defined and ruled on by the court. In many state statutes, the term is defined as something similar to: “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is […]

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Justice for All? Not Always.

11/3/2009
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In his June 11, 1963 civil rights address, President John F. Kennedy confronted head-on the unfair treatment of African Americans in our society under our then-existing system of laws. President Kennedy, in imploring Congress to pass fundamental civil rights legislation, stated: “…the old code of equity law under which we […]

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