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Hospitals can be held liable for employee negligence

If a patient is ever injured during the course of a hospital stay, it is very important to discover the source of the injury. By recognizing where a mistake occurred, a hospital can take corrective actions that will help minimize the chances of a similar event taking place in the future.

Survey results reveal mortality rates in nursing homes

A study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, yielded results indicating there may be a need for better coordination between hospitals and nursing homes regarding the care of older patients. The study looked at cases of Medicare patients who received treatment for such emergencies as broken bones and strokes.

Nurses must be prepared to handle critical responsibilities

A good business takes its staffing decisions seriously. Without competent, well-trained employees, a company will not likely remain competitive for long. But what if a company is in the business of treating the sick and saving lives? Such high stakes demand that employees be prepared to take on all the challenges of their jobs.

What information in my medical records is important?

No one who checks into a hospital expects to end up being injured during their stay. But the fact is, patients do sometimes suffer harm while undergoing treatment. When such an unfortunate event occurs, a patient or their family may choose to pursue legal action against any culpable parties.

VA hospital system probe leads to changes

Upon entering a hospital for treatment, you are entitled to have your medical needs given appropriate consideration and attention. We have previously written on this blog about the responsibility that doctors and other medical professionals have in providing an acceptable level of care for their patients. When these individuals fail to meet that standard, they could be found culpable for medical negligence.

Doctors can be liable for failure to diagnose symptoms

If we suspect that we may be suffering from some form of medical ailment, we may choose to have the issue addressed at a hospital or other health care facility. Our hope is to have our symptoms properly diagnosed so any appropriate treatment can be issued.

How does a plaintiff establish medical negligence?

The caring of people’s medical needs requires that doctors, nurses and other caregivers do all that is in their power to see to the well-being of their patients. Should a person suffer an injury while receiving care from a hospital or other care facility, an investigation may need to be carried out to determine the cause.

Patients have right to records for cases of hospital negligence

Upon agreeing to receive treatment from a health care provider, we should be confident that they will see to our needs in a manner that is competent and discreet. If the treatment we receive is substandard or even injurious due to some form of medical negligence, then we should be able to seek compensation. One important component in the pursuit of compensation is access to our medical records that reside in the provider’s possession.

AZ high court: Hospitals can be sued under vulnerable adult law

In terms of protecting the well-being of vulnerable adults, is there a difference between "providing care" and "providing treatment"? No, said the Arizona Supreme Court. The question came up in two cases recently heard by the high court.

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