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Back To Court after COVID-19: Uncertainty and a Back Seat for Malpractice Cases
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the legal system since the pandemic interrupted normal operations in Spring of 2020. In Massachusetts, trials were suspended, and all non-emergency court business stopped. Long-time medical malpractice defense attorney Richard Riley of Murphy & Riley, PC in Boston explains the uncertainty of the litigation landscape as courts try to reopen for trial in the Bay State. Hint: medical malpractice cases have lower priority than their criminal counterparts.

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Post Visit/Follow Up Tips for Safer Virtual Care, Colorectal Cancer Screening Podcast, Patient Consent Case Study, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights August 2021. Post Visit/Follow Up Tips for Safer Virtual Care, Colorectal Cancer Screening Podcast, Patient Consent Case Study, and More

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Surgery Change Needed Better Consent
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Jennifer Vuu Sanchez, CRICO

The goal was to treat uncontrolled pain from tumors but the patient was left with unexpected hearing loss. The patient sued when she claimed the surgeon changed the side of the operation without consulting her. For ideas that might help prevent these negative outcomes, we talk with Douglas Smink, MD, MPH, an associate medical director for CRICO and the Chief of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

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Residents and Fellows and Malpractice
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

When things do go wrong, residents need reassurance that they are part of a team, not alone.

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New Age of 45 for General Colorectal CA Screening
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Lowering the age for asymptomatic colon cancer screening from 50 to 45 suggests some important changes for physician practices. Joining us to talk about this change and more is Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and an advisor for “Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer: A Decision Support Tool,” previously developed through CRICO.

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Triggers for Residents to Contact their Attending, Neonatal Cooling Podcast, Telemedicine FAQ, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights July 2021. Stress and Burnout: Triggers for Residents to Contact their Attending, Neonatal Cooling Podcast, Telemedicine FAQ, and More

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Newborn Body Cooling Safety and Efficacy Moves Forward
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Making baby cooling safe and available to the infants who need it is moving beyond 2016 recommendations from the AMC PSO, to new advancements.  A regional registry of babies considered for therapeutic hypothermia is yielding new insight into how treatment can be delivered more effectively, safely, and consistently to prevent lifetime disabilities.

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MPL Case Management Expenses
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

While all clinical services face some common patient safety issues, the malpractice risk profile varies significantly from head (neurosurgery) to toe (podiatry).

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Stress and Burnout: Top Contributing Factors for Physicians, Inter-hospital Transfer Podcast, Newborn Case Study, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights June 2021. Stress and Burnout: Top Contributing Factors for Physicians, Interhospital Transfer Podcast, Newborn Case Study, and More

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Lack of Preparation, Safety Culture, Contributed to Loss of Baby
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO Jennifer Vuu Sanchez, CRICO

This OB patient’s risk factors were not adequately considered, and the team’s failure to follow protocols and secure back-up contributed to a lawsuit and a settlement of over $1 million.

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