April 18, 2022

Medication Error Conviction to Have “Chilling Effect” on Patient Safety Culture

The American Hospital Association says the guilty verdict for a nurse who made a medication error “discourages health caregivers from coming forward with their mistakes.” The trial raises important questions about electronic device management, alert overrides and provider burnout.

June 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Management of Medical Equipment for Patient Care

Many procedures are performed in the office setting using physician-owned or leased medical equipment. Failure or malfunction of this equipment may lead to patient, staff or provider injury. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

February 17, 2016

Inexperience and Incomplete Disclosure Contribute to Physician Liability in Recent Claim

Our Winter 2016 Case Review includes a case study about a claim filed against a urologist who performed a robotically-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). It not only calls into question the training and experience of the defendant, but also illuminates a failure of communication: the urologist did not disclose an error to the patient.