Tag: medical liability

Negligent Spinal Surgery Leads to Paralysis and Hospital 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.

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Appellate Court Decision Expands Physician Liability in Accidents Caused by Medicated Drivers

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.

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Majority of Physicians Report Lawsuits Came as Complete Surprise

Medscape data offers some perspective related to medical liability and malpractice litigation.

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Bloomberg Business: It’s Way Too Easy to Hack the Hospital

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?

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