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?
Physicians must be aware of both the restrictions on scope of practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and their own responsibilities and liabilities in supervising CRNAs.