How often do pharmacists in Pennsylvania and across the country make serious errors when filling out and dispensing prescriptions?
An appellate case that pits the family of a deceased woman against the owners of a West Virginia nursing home centers directly on the issue of tort reform. We believe the case is broadly relevant for its focus upon medical malpractice considerations, and we thus sketch its details below for our readers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
“[T]he first thing that needs to happen to make health care safer is to change the culture.”
In a recent opinion piece written for Forbes, health care writer Paul Hsieh discusses the double-edged sword that is electronic medical records (EMRs).
An investigative report focused on Illinois nursing homes is, we believe, broadly relevant across the country, and we pass along its material details here for our Pennsylvania and other readers.
Most Pennsylvania and other readers of this blog have likely shared this similar and frustrating experience once or many times in their lives, namely, trying to deal with the set-up instructions that come with many products.
Being informed that they are unlikely to contract an incurable neurological disease that they were exposed to through medical error is likely of little comfort to 18 former patients.
Pennsylvania is among a distinct minority of states that impose a constitutional ban on medical malpractice damage caps (excepting for punitive damages).
Time outs have become popular in the medical profession in recent years as a tool pursuant to which surgical teams can take a few moments prior to an operation to fully ensure they are all on the same page.
When critics of medical tort reform that caps noneconomic damages in medical negligence cases posit an incentive for doctors and hospitals to “bury their mistakes,” they mean that in the most literal sense.