Healthcare injuries dismissed and benefits overestimated
March 03, 2016, by Staff writer HC-MP.com
A new study - the first of its kind - reviewed the medical literature on patient's expectations of the benefits and harms of medical treatments, with surprising results. Healthcare- malpractice.com discuss this study and how it reflects patient safety in the United States.
The study, Patients' Expectations of the Benefits and Harms...
Following the "Standard of Care" is grounds to sue the provider
February 25, 2016, by Susan Justice, Administration
Why "Choosing Wisely" is wrong
Many doctors believe that following the standard of care in treating patients is ironclad protection against a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Not so, as a recent Medscape article by an emergency physician and attorney pointed out.
"Although guidelines may help guide diagnosis and treatment of disease, their use...
February 08, 2016, by Susan Justice, Administration
Another mistake from poor medical coordination. A shocking and unneccessary death. here are the facts:
This case involves an elderly female patient with atrial fibrillation who was admitted to a skilled nursing facility. Diagnoses on admission were diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and hypertension. Due to the patient’s atrial fibrillation, Coumadin was administered and...