People seek medical care in order to feel better, not worse. Most patients get the quality of care they rightfully expect. But not all of them. Sometimes healthcare providers make preventable mistakes that leave patients worse-off. Generally speaking, that is what lawyers call "medical malpractice", which we explain in this guide.
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When your doctor makes an error in treating you, he or she could face liability for a medical malpractice lawsuit. All medical providers, including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, nurses and therapists a have a legal responsibility to prevent harm to their patients.
The switch from paper charts to Electronic Health Records (E.H.R) was supposed to make the health care industry more efficient, safer, and even less expensive. With the ability to quickly access millions of healthcare files and build upon a patient’s health history over time, the idea posed a solution for eliminating preventable errors to provide a higher quality of streamlined care.
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