According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, 90% of all medical malpractice lawsuits are brought by patients who have suffered permanent injury, or by those representing someone who have died as a result of malpractice. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Debra Price, an R.N and a medical risk management expert in Lincoln, Nebraska, to get an inside look into the world of medical risk management. Larry and Deb discuss the lack of documentation in patient care at hospitals and nursing homes, how the electronic world is impacting risk management and the importance of educating health care providers to prevent missteps in documentation.
On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Doug Merritt, out of the San Francisco Bay Area office and guest, Attorney Jeffrey S. Mitchell, partner with the firm, Bostwick, Peterson & Mitchell LLP, to talk about the latest on California’s landmark medical malpractice and liability laws. Jeff discusses the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and California’s current political climate, the defense and plaintiff perspective of medical malpractice cases and how structured settlements have impacted his clients.
Health care reform was heavily debated over the past year and continues to be a huge issue going into the new year. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Don J. Engels, Jr., associate in the Chicago office and guest, Attorney Philip H. “Flip” Corboy, Jr., partner in the firm of Corboy & Demetrio, to take a look at Health care reform and how it affects lawyers, legislation and the legal community. Larry, Don and Phillip will discuss healthcare costs, medmal caps and the great debate over the public option.