Medical Malpractice in the US and Other Countries

Experts will tell you that medical malpractice occurs when medical personnel or health care providers do not follow the recognized professional standards of the practice in the delivery of their service. It is true that different situations arise in medical emergencies which are not covered by the accepted standards or regulations. However, negligence or malpractice is recorded when a medical practitioner does not follow the same or similar protocol in which a reasonable and prudent professional colleague would have followed being in the same or similar situation, according to the Frank Jenkins Law Office.… [Read more]

Canadian Health Care – Lesson Two

SOCIALISM!!! For the Tea Party loonies, it is the maple leaf-shaped shadow, the dark spectre of Johnny Canuck that looms larger and ever southward to scare the living bejeezus out of the red staters, a foul-faced harbinger of American healthcare doom. Yer near and yet so far obedient scribe is certain the sad charade masquerading as contemporary US health care debate is driven by the eye-popping ability of the supposed pundits to twist and torture a simple concept beyond any sensible meaning.… [Read more]

Yo, America! How Health Care (Really) Works in the Great White North – Your Myths, Misconceptions, and Misstatements (Part One)

Nothing like the often brutal and largely ill-informed American commentaries about “Canadian socialized medicine” to set yer obedient scribe’s teeth on edge and raise serious questions (not for the first time) about the most remarkable of intellectual inconsistencies – the United States as the world’s (still) leading economy, a seething cauldron of spirited intellectual exchange, resolute defender of free speech, where the erudite and the idiotic (hi, Nancy G) have equal rights….and its numbing insularity, one that rivals the penetrating world view of a newly discovered Iron Age Amazon tribe.… [Read more]

“Just doing our job” – for once

The torrent of Obamacare emotion that cascaded northwards across the border last Thursday is an intriguing phenomenon for this Canadian observer. We embraced the benefits of universal health care long ago, and in a series of occasional articles on what is now cast as the crucial U.S. election issue for 2012, I will attempt to assist the citizens of the Great Republic in their better understanding of the Canadian medical health insurance system.… [Read more]