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Medical Malpractice

The Dangers of Electronic Medical Records

October 14, 2015 by Laraine Kelley

The advent of new technology has revolutionized virtually every facet of our lives. We see changes in business operations, social communication, and even in the way we receive medical care. In recent years, hospitals, emergency rooms, and doctors' offices across the country have begun utilizing new technology to replace handwritten patient records with a new tool called electronic medical records (EMRs). Although EMRs are meant to improve the way medical professionals provide care, you should be aware of the fact that EMRs may be a source of harm to patients.

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Proposed Law Requires Patients Be Given Option to Have Medical Care Videotaped

August 14, 2015 by Joseph J. Manna

The National Organization for Medical Malpractice Victims has succeeded in getting legislation introduced in the State of Wisconsin, which requires hospitals to offer patients the right to have medical care videotaped. The recordings then become part of a patient’s medical record, much like “black boxes” in airplanes, cars and even during routine police traffic stops.

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Expert Witnesses and Your Medical Malpractice Case

July 24, 2015 by Joseph J. Manna

All health care providers must meet certain standards of care every time they treat patients. They are the “patient safety rules” doctors must follow. Meeting the standard of care means that the doctor or other medical provider is acting with the amount of skill and care that doctors expect from each other. When the standard of care has not been met and harm has resulted, the provider can be sued for medical malpractice.

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