Author: Amy L. Miles A crucial component of obtaining a judgment in the trial court is the ability to keep favorable judgments when the opposing party seeks an appeal or to overturn unfavorable judgments when the trial court has erred.  While a case is being litigated on the trial level, the focus is most often…

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As of today, August 21, 2012, all Pennsylvania dentists are now required to carry medical malpractice insurance.  On June 22, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed in Senate Bill 388 mandating that dentists purchase professional liability insurance policies of at least $1 million per claim. Pennsylvania is now the 10th state, including Florida, which requires dentists…

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Author: Fred J. Hughes A recent study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that including a patient’s photo on an order verification screen within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) can significantly reduce the number of orders entered into the wrong patient’s records. The Children’s Hospital in Colorado conducted a hospital-wide…

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Authors: Starlett M. Miller and Stephanie F. Hedrick “I’m sorry” – One of the most powerful phrases a person can say.  However, when it comes to medical errors, doctors have been reluctant to admit to mistakes when they inevitably happen due to the potential for a patient or their family bringing a legal action.  Many…

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