Negligence happens in healthcare. In some cases it can also occur with medication. The article below looks at a case of malpractice and looks to determine if it falls under ordinary negligence or professional malpractice.
The article, “Fatal Medication Error: Ordinary Negligence or Professional Malpractice?” by Ann Latner presents a case in which such a decision was needed. She states,
“This month, we look at a recent case out of Nevada where the court was asked to decide if an error involving a fatal dose of morphine was medical malpractice, requiring an affidavit from a medical expert, or whether it was ordinary negligence, which does not have such a requirement.”
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