Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sued if you do...

John Fauber reported in Sunday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the relatively low use rate for tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), a lot-dissolving drug, for treatment of stroke.
Because the drug can cause bleeding in the brain in about 5% of cases, some doctors worry about getting sued, even though such cases are rare and a doctor is more likely to be sued for not using the drug, according to stroke specialists interviewed.