Liability in ob/gyn ultrasoundThis article addresses common errors that lead to litigation involving ob/gyn ultrasound, with options to reduce ultrasound-related litigation.
What is ‘consent by proxy’ for medical care?More children are being brought to pediatricians for nonurgent care by adults who are not their legal guardians. What can a pediatrician do to reduce his or her risk of liability when treating children with "consent by proxy"?
Patient discounts the fine line between leniency and liabilityReducing fees out of kindness should be done properly to avoid potential legal problems
Am I liable for a glitch in my EHR system?Although the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized initial grants and incentives to promote “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs) by providers, one of the potential risks that has not been given much discussion is the risk of medical malpractice liability.
Strategies to minimize liability risk in pediatric practiceGiven the crucial role pediatricians play in the health of children and in the US healthcare system in general, it is vitally important that pediatric practices understand what the actual legal obligations and risks are for providing pediatric services.
Are covering residents negligent for missing complications?Liability of physicians depends on whether the trainee physician is an agent of the supervising physician
Volunteering: The benefits and risks for physiciansUsing your medical skills to help out in the community can be rewarding, but physicians must make sure they consider the liability implications before lending a hand.
Asset protection issues for married physiciansPhysicians are at greater risk of financial liability because typically they have more assets. When married to another physician that risk grows.
Defend your practice against HIPAA violationsDespite changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that dramatically affect the risk profile of medical practices, many have yet to establish a full arsenal of defenses against data breaches. The simple fact is that failure to update your protections can multiply your vulnerabilities and fines if a breach occurs.
Physician liability for the actions of midlevel providersWill employing mid-level providers put physicians at risk?