As part of MLMIC’s ongoing commitment to help physicians and other healthcare practitioners improve the quality of patient care and reduce potential liability exposure, we’ve developed a new online risk management CME program for policyholders.
MLMIC’s newest online risk management CME modules explore issues and risks associated with high exposure liability claims.
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.