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  • noun Attributive form of med mal

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Examples

  • The problem I have seen in the area of obstetrics-related med-mal cases is that the insurance companies are so quick to settle without credible proof that the errors alleged were even related to the injury.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen

  • While I don't do med-mal, just wait until you've had the wrong limb amputated, a cancer misdiagnosed (or missed diagnosis) or a surgical sponge left in your abdomen.

    Doctors' group endorses Senate health care bill

  • The problem I have seen in the area of obstetrics-related med-mal cases is that the insurance companies are so quick to settle without credible proof that the errors alleged were even related to the injury.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen

  • While I tend to have a slight pro-plaintiff bias (even in med-mal cases, despite the fact that I come from a family of physicians and health care providers), I agree with the Court on this one.

    Fourth Department

  • It doesn't actually "reform" anything, provides an enormous loophole for med-mal lawyers to make even more money because we know how much they're all hurting and will no doubt eventually have just as many conditions attached to get the "end of life counseling session" paid as does the "Welcome to Medicare" physical, so I probably won't bother billing for it.

    Sigh of Relief

  • Consider, for example, that the common law of torts, which is not a written law at all, is responsible for all of the slip-and-fall, auto accident, asbestos, and med-mal cases, employing multitudes of lawyers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Too Many Lawyers or Too Many Laws?

  • Consider, for example, that the common law of torts, which is not a written law at all, is responsible for all of the slip-and-fall, auto accident, asbestos, and med-mal cases, employing multitudes of lawyers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Too Many Lawyers or Too Many Laws?

  • Consider, for example, that the common law of torts, which is not a written law at all, is responsible for all of the slip-and-fall, auto accident, asbestos, and med-mal cases, employing multitudes of lawyers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Too Many Lawyers or Too Many Laws?

  • The blame game in healthcare is the basis of the medical malpractice system (Med-mal) and in turn med-mal prevents error-reduction and suppresses quality improvement.

    Deane Waldman: The Blame Game - No Winners

  • It's the ultimate Catch-22 and a med-mal lawyer's wet dream; the ultimate damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don't for physicians: retroactive denials based on negative results that you needed the test to determine in the first place.

    An Inexact Science

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