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February 2013 Archives

Slow resolution hampers Kansas medical malpractice cases

A journal study recently criticized the way patient-doctor disputes are resolved. The RAND Corporation study in Health Affairs concluded excessive time devoted to medical malpractice cases was detrimental to patients, physicians and courts.

Kansas drunk driving crash victim hopes for tougher laws

Topeka lawmakers are considering revision of criminal laws for alcohol-related traffic accidents. The addition of a Kansas DUI aggravated battery law would give authorities the opportunity to charge defendants with a felony for injurious drunk driving accidents.

Health care errors cost billions in Kansas and across the U.S.

More than 250,000 employees who have been injured on the job and other patients are victims of medical mistakes in the U.S. every year, according to Health Affairs. The report estimated the errors caused by Kansas and other health care providers were an annual $17 billion blow to the U.S. economy.

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