TITLE

Lawsuits for Needless Tests? It's Possible

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
ED Legal Letter;Jun2010, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the lawsuits for tests that are unnecessary for emergency department (ED) patients. Dr. Matthew Rice of the Northwest Emergency Physicians of TEAMHealth explained that only few cases have become successful because of the plaintiff's inability to prove damages, but side effects for future damage remain a risk. Chris deMeo, a healthcare attorney with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, said that liability is common on situations where the patient if injured during the test itself or the test leading to a delay in treatment which causes injury.
ACCESSION #
51623898

 

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