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Physicians urged to use care with EHRs to avoid malpractice claim

The information age has changed many aspects of life -- including health care. However, while advances in technology are used to increase efficiency, they can lead to physicians facing a medical malpractice claim if one is not vigilant in the use of technology at all times. Some medical providers in New York are already facing claims based upon problems with patients' records.

Medical professionals have options when facing malpractice claims

Those who choose to practice medicine provide an invaluable service to others. However, this occupation is not without its risks, and medical professionals may find themselves facing a malpractice suit whenever a patient's outcome was not what was expected. Some New York health care providers may currently be facing this difficult situation.

Experienced medical malpractice defense might save your career

You worked long and hard to reach your dream of practicing medicine to benefit the lives of others. Suddenly, a patient who experienced a less than optimal outcome in spite of your best efforts is now accusing you of negligence. It is at these times when the right medical malpractice defense can make the difference in your career. There are resources here in New York who may be able to provide the information that makes the difference.

Patient files malpractice suit against doctors and staff for fall

Those who enter the medical field do so for many reasons, but the desire to alleviate suffering is a reason that many offer. In fact, the vast majority of doctors and support staff dedicate themselves to ensuring that they do no harm to their patients. However, no medical provider is immune from making mistakes, and there are times when New York physicians may find that they are facing a medical malpractice lawsuit due to an alleged error.

State takes steps to help doctors and patients by capping awards

In a move that is touted as helping both sides in medical malpractice suits, a state is closer to finalizing a bill that would limit monetary awards. Lawmakers stated that both doctors and patients will ultimately win by reducing the amounts of compensation except in the most appalling circumstances. While many states have applied these limits, New York currently does not have any set caps.

It takes a team to help doctors prevent medical malpractice

Medical providers spend years of their lives studying medicine in order to help patients with health care problems. It often requires a coordinated effort to help these doctors and nurses avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit, and to defend them successfully when one is commenced. Though New York medical providers work diligently to ensure good quality care, a mistake can result in all parties suffering harm through either physical injury for patients or monetary damages for providers.

Several doctors sued, 1 loses, in medical malpractice case

Those who practice medicine know that not every case will go as planned regardless of the precautions taken. Nevertheless, the vast majority of doctors strive for the highest level of patient care in all circumstances. Unfortunately, there are some situations in New York and elsewhere that will result in malpractice litigation.

Bill to ensure privacy of doctors in medical malpractice defense

The majority of medical care providers endure years of institutional learning and residency programs before they practice medicine. Even then, they may still turn to their colleagues for input when they encounter an issue. Now, one state is attempting to protect one aspect of that input in the case of medical malpractice defense situations. While this bill does not impact residents in New York, it may provide insight into how lawmakers may be able to assist medical professionals

Medical malpractice claims: protecting the interests of doctors

People often forget that medical care is a practice, not an exact science, and treatment plans and surgeries are never guaranteed to provide a specific outcome. Despite a full explanation of risks and possible side effects, New York doctors may be wrongfully accused when a patient suffers from complications or does get the desired outcome. At this point, the medical professional needs an experienced ally to come alongside and seek a beneficial resolution to the issue at hand.

Medical malpractice suits and doctors' costs are down

The incoming administration has spoken about many changes that it plans to undertake. One of those is purportedly changing the Affordable Care Act and working to reduce the amounts that are awarded in medical malpractice suits. While it remains to be seen what, if any, changes will eventually be implemented, New York doctors and patients would likely benefit if overall health care costs could be reduced.

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