When doctors sexually abuse patients, not only may they be breaking the law, but they are violating the all-important doctor-patient relationship. However, many doctors accused of sexual misconduct have been able to avoid not only the legal system, but professional sanctions.
As parents throughout Mississippi send their kids back to school, they worry about their safety. Schools are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of their students. However, sometimes, they don't live up to that responsibility. If a child is harmed or worse, it may be possible to hold school administrators, teachers, other employees and the school district itself liable.
Those of us who are old enough to remember when doctors kept our records in file folders, clipboards with our information hung at the foot of our hospital beds and physicians scrawled barely-legible prescriptions on pieces of paper may still be getting used to our medical records being accessed via laptops and tablets. Electronic health records have improved patient documentation and reduced the problems caused by misread handwriting. However, EHRs also come with their own set of problems that can result in medical errors -- sometimes serious ones.
No matter where people live in this country, it can sometimes feel as though the worst drivers are in your area. However, there is empirical evidence that drivers in some states are worse than others. A recent study by SmartAsset, a personal finance company, lists the 25 states with the worst drivers, ranked beginning with the worst.
When surgeons make an error or something goes wrong during surgery, are they required to tell the patient and family? They may not be.