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Recent Case Law and the Electronic Medical Record

In 2005, President George W. Bush mandated the use of the electronic medical record (EMR) causing nearly every health care facility to convert from paper records to the EMR.  Two recent (2011) court decisions may impact the standard of care and provide some guidance on how to handle EMR litigation. Embedded Warnings Many EMR systems…

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Skilled Nursing Expert Witness on: Avoidable Pressure Ulcer Development

OVERVIEW Avoidable pressure ulcer development continues to lead negative health outcomes in skilled nursing facilities. Many of these negative health outcomes can be attributed to medical negligence. The following statistics are in relation to pressure ulcer development: Number Affected: 5 million patients per year. Cost: Pressure ulcers cost $9.1-$11.6 billion per year in the U.S.…

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