Tag: medical liability
MLMIC’s most recent Case Review (Winter 2016) contains a perspective on a case with both a catastrophic outcome and serious legal and risk management deficits. The case study – involving paralysis from spinal surgery – highlights not only clear and continuous lack of communication between a variety of providers but also several failures of documentation.
Physicians and hospitals may be liable to the general public if a patient is not warned of medications that can impair the patient’s driving ability. A third party who is injured in an accident may now sue the physician or hospital directly if there has been a failure to warn the patient of the side effects.
Medscape data offers some perspective related to medical liability and malpractice litigation.
Bloomberg reveals how it’s not as hard as it should be for hackers to crash – or manipulate – equipment and devices in the hospital or office setting. These included not only phones and printers but also magnetic resonance imaging scanners, ultrasounds and ventilators. So who’s responsible?