Patrick MaloneDateline: Patrick Malone
First Published: Nov 10, 2010 / Last Published: Mar 31, 2012
Patrick Malone is a leading patient safety advocate and attorney who represents seriously injured people in medical malpractice lawsuits, product liability cases and other types of lawsuits. He appeared on the Today Show to discuss his book for patients,The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care -- and Avoiding the Worst (http://lifeyousave.com). Mr. Malone is the co-author of an acclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases: Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability. Mr. Malone was an award-winning investigative journalist before attending Yale Law School. He is principal of the firm Patrick Malone & Associates in downtown Washington, D.C. Mr. Malone is a member of several prestigious invitation-only societies of trial attorneys, including the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to 100 of the top plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys in the United States, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an honorary society limited to 500 fellows from both the plaintiff’s and defense bar. He has been recognized as a leader in the field by the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.
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March 31, 2012
Aricept 23—A Misleading Drug Enabled by the FDA
A drug maker manipulates dosage to extend its patent on a drug, and the new dose is has more side effects and no better efficacy for patients.in Business
March 16, 2012
Doctors Often Misunderstand the Science Behind Screening Tests
Here's a primer on a frequently misunderstood — even by doctors — aspect of medical number counting. It can be vital to patients' health.
February 13, 2012
Electronic Health Records Make Doctors Accountable and Some Don't Like That
Electronic health records allow precise audits of medical errors to see exactly how a patient was injured. Some in the medical informatics industry think that's bad.in Business
February 10, 2012
Honesty with Patients is Optional with Some Doctors
Doctors answer "it all depends" when asked if they should always be honest with their patients.
February 6, 2012
A Doctor's Advice to Parents about Vaccinations
Vaccinations are still the right thing to do, but many parents resist. Here is one doctor's prescription for a cure.
January 29, 2012
Paula Deen's Dicey Dance as a Diabetes Drug Spokesperson
What is the diabetes drug Victoza good for? Celebrity chef Paula Deen will soon tell us.in Advertising
January 22, 2012
New Questions and Answers on Lipitor, the Most Prescribed Brand Name Drug in America
The Complicated Maneuverings That Happen When a Lucrative Drug Loses Its Patent Exclusivityin Social Media
January 8, 2012
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back in Hospital Patient Safety
Hospitals aren't living up to their duty to report events that cause harm to patients.
January 4, 2012
Robot Surgery of the Prostate: No Evidence of Better Outcomes for Patients
"Gizmo idolatry" may be at play in widespread adoption of the da Vinci robot for surgery. A proven track record of better outcomes isn't there, as another study finds.in Technology
December 26, 2011
Our Nation's Hidden Elderly Deaths Scandal
When a suspicious death of an elderly person is never investigated, abuse and neglect are never exposed.