67% Believe COVID-19 Will Increase Malpractice Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the economy and businesses. A recent McKinsey & Company survey of 200 organizations across industries found that “more than 90 percent of executives said they expect the fallout from COVID-19 to fundamentally change the way they do business over the next five years, with almost as many asserting that the crisis will have a lasting impact on their customers’ needs.“

To better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact liability and malpractice claims, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety conducted an online survey from October 8-15, 2020 with its followers.  

To read our full survey report, please click on the link below:

Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

How To Avoid The Possibility Of Catastrophic Injury in Anesthesia

At the recent conference “Medical Malpractice Catastrophic Injury,” medical and legal experts discussed “The Distinct Dangers of Anesthesia: How To Avoid The Possibility of Catastrophic Injury, Notable Cases and Decisions, and Looking Towards the Future with Non-Human Administration.”

Speaking on the dangers of anesthesia were:

  • Victoria L. Vance (Partner, Chair, Health Care Practice, Tucker Ellis LLP)
  • Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD (System Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Saint Vincent’s Healthcare, Ascension Health)
  • Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

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Malpractice, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety

5 Steps to Minimizing Exposure to Medical Malpractice Litigation

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) today released 5 steps to minimizing exposure to medical malpractice litigation.

“The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is an advocacy group dedicated to improving patient health and safety,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS). “Hospitals can minimize their exposure to medical malpractice litigation and improve patient safety, resulting in a win-win for patients and their clinicians.”

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Hospital Acquired Conditions

Three Steps to Limiting Liability to Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

The Risk Management Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal for The Association for Healthcare Risk Management recently published in its Risk Management Quarterly Journal-Volume I 2015 Edition the article by Scott Buchholz, Esq. (Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp) and Michael Wong, JD, (executive director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) three practical tips for healthcare facilities to improve patient safety (i.e. follow protocols) and increase patient satisfaction (i.e. communicate effectively with patients).

To read the article in its entirety, please RMQ Article-Buchholz & Wong.