Law and Medicine
Malpractice Immunity for COVID

Malpractice Immunity for COVID

November 24, 2020

Description: Dr. Cotton discusses the incredible malpractice protection that clinicians have during the COVID pandemic.

The Utter Failure of Medical-legal Education

The Utter Failure of Medical-legal Education

September 30, 2020

Dr. Cotton shares data showing that medical-legal education has conveyed more misinformation than it has information.

Paying Female Physicians Less: An Immediate Fix to the Problem.

Paying Female Physicians Less: An Immediate Fix to the Problem.

August 26, 2020

Dr. Cotton discusses gender-based pay disparity in the medical profession and offers several options that would quickly fix the problem. 

If We Can Just Eliminate Big Ego Doctors

If We Can Just Eliminate Big Ego Doctors

August 6, 2020

Dr. Cotton discusses the misguided risk management strategy of eliminating big ego physicians.

Why We’re Losing Tort Reform

Why We’re Losing Tort Reform

July 14, 2020

Dr. Cotton discusses the loss of tort reform that's occurring around the country.

The Worst Risk Management Idea in All of Medicine

The Worst Risk Management Idea in All of Medicine

June 29, 2020

Dr. Cotton discusses the disastrous risk management strategy of tracking patients and reminding them to keep their appointments. 

Mistreating Older Physicians In The Name Of Patient Safety

Mistreating Older Physicians In The Name Of Patient Safety

June 3, 2020

Mandatory cognitive testing of older physicians is now part of hospital credentialing at many institutions. Although this practice is advanced in the name of patient safety, Dr. Cotton discusses how it illegally discriminates against older physicians and opens the door for other types of even worse discrimination

Another Misguided Medical-Legal Analysis

Another Misguided Medical-Legal Analysis

February 14, 2020

Dr. Cotton critiques the critique of a malpractice case and demonstrates the proper approach to the law.

The Problem of Having Too Many Doctors

The Problem of Having Too Many Doctors

December 13, 2019

Although it is widely believed that there is a physician shortage, the data shows just the opposite. And, the oversupply of physicians is hurting the profession in multiple ways. Listen to Dr. Cotton discuss this dilemma.

The War on the Curbside Consult

The War on the Curbside Consult

August 9, 2019

Curbside consults, where physicians informally solicit one another’s opinion, are an integral part of patient care, and they are absolutely invaluable when formal consultation is unavailable or impractical. Unfortunately, the medical legal community views curbside consults as a sloppy and dangerous practice that carries unacceptable legal risk.

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