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EPs are in the same boat as all others if a physician’s record on achieving quality metrics can be used as evidence in proving medical malpractice.
EPs who clearly and concisely document why a patient was discharged provide safety against potential litigation.
If a patient's size prohibits the execution of a procedure, that doesn't necessarily equate to malpractice.
The most effective way for a defense expert to attack the credibility of an opposing expert at trial is to give testimony that convinces the judge or jury that the plaintiff’s expert is wrong.
The nuances of trial and of medical malpractice defense vary by state. Here's what to look for in an attorney.
Despite the routine nature of wound care in EDs, many wounds are initially managed inappropriately, and can result in significant complications and mortality.