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Malpractice1Malpractice ManualHCS/545January 2017
Malpractice2Malpractice Manual Medical malpractice is an issue in the health care industry that needs to not only be taken very seriously, but also addressed appropriately. Medical practice not only ruins the life of the patients and their family, but also the lives of the physicians involved and can severely damage the reputation of a hospital. On top of all of this, it can cost the health care institution millions of dollars. Therefore, it is important that we take a preventative approach to preventing any type of malpractice situation by having a detailed plan and process in place.Analysis of the Stages and Impact of Malpractice in HealthcareMedical malpractice laws were put into place to insure that doctors improve the quality ofcare by driving out all the bad physicians while making sure the other providers are very careful while giving care. The stages of a medical malpractice case are; it has to be proven that there is an existence of a doctor-patient relationship. Under a particular circumstance a standard of medical care that the doctor owed the patient. The patient needs evidence that the physician breached the medical care standards. Documents and evidence that the patient was injured then provide and prove the physician’s negligence caused or contributed to the patient’s injuries (Law Doctors, 2017). According to Harris, D. M. (2014) “to prevail in a suit for medical malpractice the plaintiff must be able to introduce so evidence on all of the essentials elements of a negligence care duty, breach of duty, causation and damage, even if the plaintiff could prove the first three elements, no recovery could occur without at least some evidence that the plaintiff suffered damages”. In case Bost v. Riley, 44 N.C. APP. 638, 262 S.E. 2D 391 (Citations Omitted), cert denied, 300 N.C. 194, 269 S.E. 2d 621 (1980). The court denied the plaintiff claimbecause they could not prove that the physician neglected the patient. The judge denied the
Malpractice3plaintiff plea because the attorney could not provide the right amount of evidence to convict that it was the physician’s fault that the patient was harmed. The plaintiff showed all the essential documentation of what the plaintiff had had done but, he or she could not provide information that it was the physician who neglected the patient.
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