December 7, 2016
Updated February 20, 2019
Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people in the U.S. yearly, and injure millions. The chaotic nature of emergency rooms leads to a multitude of emergency room (ER) malpractice incidents, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, anesthesia malpractice, and more.
In fact, the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) has said that the ER is an area of the hospital that generates the most medical malpractice lawsuits.
May 3, 2016
Practicing nurses and/or nurse paralegals can serve as expert witnesses in legal cases and can also help attorneys address many aspects of their cases. This service, known as concierge nursing, utilizes practicing nurses and/or nurse practitioners as expert witnesses in legal cases and to guide attorneys through all the aspects of their case, from record review and chronologies; to recommendations for types of medical experts required to pursue a case; to deposition and/or testimony on the nursing standards of care. These assignments are on a case-by-case basis, and the extent of nursing assistance required is determined by the attorney’s particular case needs.
December 1, 2015
Attorneys know that Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases can be quite complex. Clients often have extensive medical histories, and it can be an arduous task to separate and/or correlate previous injuries with current ones. Furthermore, electronic medical records are quickly becoming the standard. These records are often repetitive and voluminous.