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Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

| Coronavirus
A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she…Read the article
Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

| Medical Malpractice
Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse recently introduced the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. The coronavirus stimulus package already gives limited immunity to some volunteer healthcare workers. Now, a GOP senator wants to take things a step further. This provision would eliminate civil and criminal liability for health care providers who, while combating COVID-19, practice outside…Read the article
Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

| Coronavirus
Recently, there has been an increase in concern over elder abuse in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have been keeping up with the news at all, you have probably heard them say thousands of times, “There is no need to panic, this virus is killing only the elderly and those with underlying…Read the article
Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury and Birth Defects

| Medical Malpractice
Anytime a baby experiences harm during its birth, whether that harm is from birth trauma, some type of infection, or any of the other kinds of birth defects or birth-related injuries, a family is left feeling confused, scared, and angry. Sadly, there are many types of birth injuries, as well as many types of birth…Read the article
Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

| Medical Malpractice
Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

| Medical Malpractice
New York nurses experience “extremely high rates of burnout,” according to a national labor union. This burnout affects the patients they attend to, as well as the nurses themselves. Many nurses must deal with poor working conditions. A significant number of nurses said they have been victims of workplace violence or bullying, and a majority…Read the article
Harsh Spotlight Falls On Surgical Centers

Harsh Spotlight Falls On Surgical Centers

| Medical Malpractice
Hundreds of thousands of people go to surgical centers instead of hospitals for routine procedures, complex surgeries, and everything in between. These places are very convenient, but are they safe? Not according to a recent survey. Since 2013, over 250 people have died following operations at one of the nation’s 5,000-plus surgical centers. Some of…Read the article
Common Misdiagnosis That Doctors Make

Common Misdiagnosis That Doctors Make

| Medical Malpractice
When we are sick or hurt we go to the doctors because we trust them to take care of us and to be better equipped and informed on the care that we need to get better. But despite all the advancements in modern medicine, as many as 10 – 15 percent of office visits for…Read the article
Forensic Science Mistakes and Wrongful Convictions

Forensic Science Mistakes and Wrongful Convictions

| Civil Rights
Over the years, and with more advances in technology, forensic science has become a part of the criminal process, and a part of obtaining a conviction in a criminal case. Unfortunately, evidence shows that the misapplication of forensic science is the second most contributing factor to wrongful conviction, as highlighted by a recent article published…Read the article