Brianne Goodwin

Telephone triage can jeopardize patient safety, lead to litigationLawsuits involving telephone triage tend to allege failure in a physician’s duty to treat, abandonment of the patient, or provision of sub-standard care.
How surgical time-outs may (or may not) lower litigation risk
How patient obesity can impact malpractice litigation
How patient obesity can impact malpractice litigationWith the New Year being associated with resolutions of improved health and fitness and reducing the number on the scale, it seems a particularly appropriate time to share some information about how obesity impacts urologic care and treatment, and the impact of obesity on malpractice litigation.
Top 5 malpractice articles of 2016Discussion of cases involving alleged delay in testis cancer diagnosis, bowel perforation during robotic radical prostatectomy, and arterial injury during nephrectomy were among the most read “Malpractice Consult” articles from 2016.
How spoliation of evidence can cost you in courtAs a practicing urologist, it is in your best interest to understand what a spoliation charge means in the state where you practice and the requirements of proof.
Offensive disclosure and defensive medicine: What you need to know
Offensive disclosure and defensive medicine: What you need to knowThe literature is rife with information and data, sometimes conflicting, as to whether disclosure and defensive medicine are beneficial to reducing liability and the chances of a lawsuit. One reason for this conflicting data is that the health care system as a whole is in the midst of a massive change, going from an authoritative physician model to one in which patients are increasingly engaged in their own medical care and treatment decisions.
How continuous treatment rules can make lawsuits thrive
How to avoid malpractice suits related to APPs
How to avoid malpractice suits related to APPsIt is imperative that physicians know the law of the state they practice in with regard to their relationship with and responsibility for advanced practice providers who are providing urologic care, writes Brianne Goodwin, RN.
The malpractice suit: Why expert witness selection is crucialIn this column, I will discuss expert witnesses and preparing for trial in a medical malpractice case.
You’ve been sued for malpractice: What happens nextIn this first installment in a new bimonthly column, I will cover discrete, but important issues that present themselves in medical malpractice suits to best inform the urologic community of their existence and how attorneys may handle them.