A Terrebonne Parish couple who are plaintiffs in medical malpractice litigation against a Houma surgeon will get their day in court at a hearing in January before the state Supreme Court.
There are many important medication-related tasks that health care professionals at nursing homes perform. One of these tasks is medication reconciliation. This is when the medications residents are being given are reviewed to check to see if there are any discrepancies present that could lead to medication problems.
Every workplace has its own culture. Hospitals are no exception to this. In addition to the more traditional aspects of workplace culture, another culture element hospitals have is their patient safety culture. This culture consists of things like a hospital's organizational characteristics regarding providing safe care to patients.
Sometimes, a person gets burned out as a result of the stresses and difficulties of their job. Recent research indicates that burnout is particularly common among doctors.
New York Law School's Center for Justice & Democracy (CJ&D) recently released an updated briefing book entitled Medical Malpractice: By The Numbers. According to CJ&D research, medical malpractice insurance premiums have consistently declined since 2006 irrespective of whether "tort reforms" have been enacted. The briefing book also highlights other important statistics: