Doctors Need To Speak Out and Protect The Patients
Should doctors protect themselves or protect the patients? The answer should undoubtedly be the latter. But that’s not the case with many doctors who are entangled in company affairs, writes New York Times.
At the moment there are more than 10,000 patient lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson over a poorly designed hip implant device, the Articular Surface Replacement (A.S.R). These hip replacement lawsuits could have been avoided if the physicians spoke out and reported the problem with the product. But experts say that many doctors remain silent either to protect themselves from being sued or to avoid confronting the companies and institutions they work for.
Doctors usually bring attention to problems by research and publishing it in the medical journals. The research provides credibility and protects the doctors from lawsuits, but that practice takes times when often a faster solution is needed to avoid prescribing faulty products. Sometimes, even if the research proves the concerns, it may be too late to stop losing the trust of the patients.
Multiple shoulder injuries are hard to play through, especially for sports enthusiasts who are used to being constantly on the move and active. David Apel had an appointment with Dr. Armin Tehrany after his mountain biking accident that resulted in multiple shoulder injuries. David had suffered an AC joint displacement, torn ligaments, a partially detached […]
Choosing the right orthopedic doctor can be a real challenge. Oftentimes, the choice is restricted by the insurance plan, making it even harder to find the professional who will carefully listen to patient’s needs and completely devote themselves to providing a successful treatment. Leila Gutierrez wasn’t completely satisfied with her first orthopedic doctor. Due to […]