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November 03, 2005

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common sense?

How interesting that this article shows how the medical review system in America allows incompetant or impaired doctors to kill patients, and yet this article says, in essence, blame it on lawsuits.

How ridiculous!! Doctors protect each other and patients lose.

Data suggests that the reason perr review materials are confidential: doctors are afraid of being sued for libel or slander by fellow doctors.

dennis

the Iowa state medical board of examiners are nothing more than an entity of doctors whose job it is to licence other doctors, and see to it that there mistakes are hidden.
We sure dont want the doctor to look bad that would make us look bad, as we gave him his licence in the first place. Its our main agenda to bow to the insurance companys and help hide mistakes, thats why we hire lobbiest with tax dollars and help write the language of the laws we opperate within. That way we can keep all our findings from the public even though we generated this info on tax dollars. But hey even though were supposed to protect the public [wink,wink]its more important to protect the doctors rights first.And ya we will lie to the public to do this...ask Ann Mowery.... www.teamkruses.com

medical malpractice

Medical professionals sometimes make mistakes, and they must be held accountable for any harm they cause as a result of their errors, just like any other professional would be. Some common examples of situations that may involve medical malpractice include:

- Failure to diagnose an illness, or improper diagnosis
- Failure to treat an illness or incorrect treatment of an illness
- Improper administration of medication or anaesthesia
- Failure to order tests or to interpret results correctly
- Failure to consult with a specialist

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