Legal Nurse Consultants can find themselves in many cases where lawsuits are pursued between healthcare providers and patients. They can also play a big role in helping one party determine if the damage was malpractice or negligence. These key terms are important to understand in any case. Negligence is a mistake without intent but still requires compensation.
The article, “Understanding the difference between medical malpractice and negligence” from TravelDailyNews reviews these differences. The article states,
“Medical malpractice and negligence are two legal terms that share some commonalities but are not interchangeable. If you are a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, it’s important to understand the difference between the two to build a strong case, support your claim, and ultimately, get your due compensation. To help you understand your rights and your case better, this guide will explain the difference between medical malpractice and negligence.”
Again Legal Nurse Consultants can help determine if a case is malpractice or negligent with their expertise in helping the firm determine. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified nurses seeking a four year certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant.
Heart attacks can kill but sometimes they can so mild that they go undetected. This is dangerous and if not diagnosed could lead to future death. Healthcare professionals are held to a high standard to diagnose these issues and not miss them. When these things are missed, then possible lawsuits can emerge. Legal Nurse Consultants can play key roles in these types of cases.
The article, “Failure To Diagnose Heart Attacks: Medical Malpractice” by Michael John Tario looks at how these possible medical practices can occur. He states,
“It’s a horrifying thought…your life is in danger as you experience a heart attack and the very health professionals you are depending on to help you, fail to diagnose your medical condition. The sad truth is that failure to diagnose a heart attack happens more often than it should. ”
Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Legal Nurse Consulting.
Many malpractice cases never make it to the court room. Some may not even make it to public record due to mediation. Meditation is the process where the two parties can find a compromise for compensation due to malpractice. It is cheaper, less stressful and spares the healthcare provider less unwanted publicity.
The article, “Legal Malpractice Ideally Handled in Pre-Suit Mediation” from Miles Mediation and Arbitration looks at the process of mediation. The article states,
“Resolving a matter pre-suit often means that it can be disposed of in weeks or months instead of years. The lawyer can quickly put the matter to bed and fully return to the business of law without the weight of uncertainty caused by litigation. The truncated time period also translates to cost savings in terms of legal fees. Relative to litigation, the cost of a pre-suit mediation is nominal.”
Medical experts provide important information to juries and meditation meetings. Legal Nurse Consultants can play the role of expert witness for numerous cases for and against the plaintiff or defendant in a malpractice case. Legal Nurse Consultants are sought after for this particular service.
The article, “How Much Do Medical Expert Witnesses Charge?” by Richard Haddad looks deeper into the role and part played by an expert medical witness. He states,
“If you are part of a lawsuit that in any way involves medical malpractice, you will certainly require an expert medical witness to testify before a court or deposition in support of your case. Unfortunately, these expert witnesses don’t come cheap, and may represent the most money that you will spend in a medical malpractice lawsuit.”
Heart surgery is a very risky surgery. Not all heart surgeries are successful due to the risky and dangerous nature of it but some errors are preventable and fall outside the standard of risk. Healthcare providers have the obligation to supply care and professionalism from the surgery preparation to checkups following heart surgery. When they fail to adhere to standards of practice, and injury results, it is important to seek reparations.
The article, “What Are My Legal Options Regarding Heart Surgery Malpractice?” from South Florida Reporter looks at some of the problems that can point towards a possible malpractice case after heart surgery. The article states,
“There are various types of errors that can take place during heart surgery. Concerning heart surgeries, most errors take place in Balloon Angioplasties. A Balloon Angioplasty is a way to correct several heart problems such as heart attacks and artery diseases. Next most erroneous, complications arise from Cardiac Ablations. Heart surgery errors can also arise from the incorrect diagnosis of a heart problem and during other surgeries, such as Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Certification. The program aims to train nurses in the field of legal nurse consulting to help aid attorneys in malpractice cases, whether in defense of the physician or on behalf of the patient.
With the emergence of new technologies such as telehealth, many great new advantages come, but also chances for medical malpractice. It is important for primary healthcare givers to understand the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth and what can go wrong and how to protect oneself.
The article, “6 things to know about telehealth medical malpractice concerns” by Jackie Drees looks at the some of the issues and problems that can arise from telehealth and what can possibly lead to malpractice. She states,
“Telehealth adoption has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, signaling the need for providers to examine their malpractice risks associated with virtual care. In a Sept. 29 op-ed for Bloomberg Law, Lindsay Lowe, a public health and healthcare law attorney at Wolfe Pincavage law firm in Miami, outlined potential medical malpractice concerns providers should be aware of when delivering telehealth services.”
With online breaches, poor connection, miscommunication or lack of proper observation due to technical limitations, it is important to work with clients and let them understand the potential issues with telehealth despite the advantages. To read the entire article, please click here
Medication error is a type of medical malpractice. It occurs when the improper medication, dose, or time when a medication is prescribed. It can be due to scripts with bad handwriting, overworked staff, the pharmacist, or even a nurse. Ultimately, it will usually fall on the shoulders of the doctor. Communication is key in preventing this type of possible malpractice suite and death or injury to a patient.
The article, ”
Medical Malpractice: How Medication Errors Can Be Devastating” by Dr Sonya Sherpa looks at the this type of medical malpractice in detail. She offers a wide range of ways to prevent it as well. She states,
“There is no one single step to reducing medication errors, in fact, the entire healthcare staff and administration need to work together to reduce these errors, by hiring more staff, reducing the numerous responsibilities of one single doctor, and better communication. Communication is key.”
Malpractice can occur at anytime in healthcare. Unfortunately, many people suffer life long damage due to malpractice. However, when do you know you have a legitimate case?
The article, “The “Four D’s” of Medical Malpractice” by Greg Barnhart looks at four easy ways to recall if your case fits the malpractice paradigm. He states,
“Medical malpractice can be thought of as a particular subset of negligence. If you feel like you or a loved one has been damaged by medical professionals’ negligence (meaning, their failure to adequately perform their duties), our Florida medical malpractice attorney can help. The requirements for establishing medical malpractice are often referred to as the “four Ds:” Duty, Deviation, Direct Causation and Damages.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals and nurses.
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.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Training Program. The program is online and independent study. Nurses and other qualified professionals can take the program to earn a four year certification. See if the Legal Nurse Consulting Program from AIHCP meets your academic and professional goals.
Legal Nurse Consultants deal with deaths or injuries of individuals resulting in negligence or failure to comply to a standard by a medical professional. Terms such as medical malpractice and wrongful death are used daily in these cases
There are differences though in these phrases. The article, “The Key Differences Between Wrongful Death And Medical Malpractice” by Legal Desire reviews this difference. The article states,
“The law is a broad field of study and there are many facets contained within. One of the areas of law that most commonly affects us is personal injury law. Personal injury law covers medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and fall, etc. Today we are going to take a look at the differences between medical malpractice and wrongful death.”