How does the Wound Ostomy and Continent Nurses Society Position Paper on Avoidable versus Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers impact pressure ulcer malpractice cases?
A recent position paper by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society discussed avoidable versus unavoidable pressure ulcers. The paper concluded that there are clinical circumstances in which a...
Liability reform to stop medical malpractice junk lawsuits, the subject of a Courier-Journal opinion piece, fell on deaf ears last week in light of an article printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association which reports doctors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths annually. This flies in the face of the myth that tort...
A Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury has held a Miami Doctor liable for $9 million dollars in damages in the death of a patient. The case involves Dr. Carmel Barrau. Jessie Sturdivant was his patient in 1999. On Thursday, Jay Cohen, of the Miami firm of Grossman and Roth won the judgment on behalf of Sturdivant's wife. The attorney said his next step is to file a bad faith claim against Barrau's...
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