Brianne Goodwin

Top 5 malpractice articles of 2017Ranging from advice on telephone triage to reports on cases involving circumcision requiring revision surgery to a missed kidney cancer diagnosis, these were our most-read “Malpractice Consult” columns online from 2017.
How incidental radiology findings can lead to malpractice litigation"Incidental radiology findings are low-hanging fruit that organizations should develop processes for handling proactively," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.
Is your scribe raising your risk of a malpractice lawsuit?
Informed consent: A medicolegal guide for urologistsInformed consent in medicine generally refers to one of two things: the process by which a provider obtains consent through discussion of risks, benefits, and alternatives with patients, and the actual form that is signed by the physician and the patient. Both are critical pieces to any medical malpractice litigation where a claim for lack of informed consent has been pled.
Telephone triage can jeopardize patient safety, lead to litigation
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.