Can Excessive CT Scans Be Consider Malpractice?

There have been concerns raised in a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine that CT is being overused and that high lifetime doses of radiation are becoming a public health hazard. In 1980 3 million CT scans were performed but this number jumped to 62 million by 2006. Each scan gives the… read more

Obese Prostate Cancer Patients and PSA

Dilution from increased plasma volumes may be the reason for lower levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) observed in groups of obese men with prostate cancer. Researchers report in the November 21, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical association that men in the most obese group have PSA concentrations between 11% to 21%… read more

Jane Paulson Speaks at Liability Fund Seminar

On November 15, 2007, Attorney Jane Paulson was invited to and spoke at the Oregon State Bar’s Professional Liability Fund annual seminar. The Professional Liability Fund was established in 1978 as the mandatory provider of primary malpractice coverage for Oregon lawyers. Jane Paulson has been invited to speak for the PLF to new lawyers for… read more

Chuck Paulson & Jane Paulson Speak at Conference

On November 2, 2007, Chuck Paulson and Jane Paulson were honored to be invited to and speak at the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel’s annual fall conference in Portland, Oregon. The Fall Seminar is an annual event for members (defense attorneys) and the insurance industry. Chuck and Jane were on a panel (representing the plaintiffs’… read more

Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Ruled Unconstitutional

With the increase in health care costs, much discussion has been held regarding the impact of medical malpractice cases upon the cost of health care. Medical malpractice insurers repeatedly argue that medical malpractice lawsuits are driving up the cost of liability insurance for the doctors and hospitals, which in turn force doctors to practice elsewhere… read more