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Benchmarks: Oops! Mom gets vitamins instead of birth control pills

A Wisconsin woman noticed that the birth control pills she received from her family health clinic in February 2009 looked a little different. A positive pregnancy test ten weeks later removed any doubt that she had been given prenatal vitamins ...

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Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M verdict

Sharron Juno died because of a typo. A lifelong diabetic, Juno had her insulin dosage dictated by her doctor in Alabama but transcribed by an outsourced sub-contractor in India, who wrote “80” instead of “8.”

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Justices tackle puzzling law in medical battery case

WASHINGTON – Attempts to sort out the meaning of a confusing and oddly worded statute to determine whether a Navy surgeon is immune from liability for allegedly performing eye surgery without obtaining consent left the justices of the U.S. Supreme ...

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Insurer’s attorney can’t have ex parte talk with doctor

State law protecting confidential medical information bars an attorney retained by a malpractice insurer from conducting an ex parte interview with a treating doctor who is not a party to the patient’s lawsuit, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in ...

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