There are two things healthcare professionals can do to position themselves for a good defense in case of a malpractice lawsuit. First, do not promise patients success or even imply it. Also, be careful when creating policies and procedures.
Creating new policies or revising existing procedures should be a priority to meet the challenges of managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and administering the vaccine. Follow these six steps to make the process easier.
Surgery center leaders should start educating staff about the vaccine candidates and create vaccine policies for employees and patients. Because vaccine demand is high, leaders also should prepare in case their facilities become designated vaccine administration sites.
The authors of a recent study found that Black women in the United States have a lower risk of giving birth to low birth weight babies if they live in states with less restrictive reproductive rights, when compared with women who live in states with more restrictive policies.
Although a medical malpractice claim can drag on for months or years, the ultimate outcome of the case may be determined by what happens in the first hours or days. Some mistakes and oversights can put you at a disadvantage when defending against the claim.