Medical Malpractice Newsletters
Immunity from Malpractice Liability for Nonprofit Hospitals
Discovery Techniques in Medical Malpractice Cases
With increasing frequency, psychologists are working within a hospital setting. The reasons are varied: patients must be hospitalized; opportunities exist to work with other healthcare providers; and insurance companies require hospital privileges as a prerequisite for reimbursement. This expansion out of the private office to the hospital not only creates a more challenging and rewarding practice but it also gives rise to new ethical and malpractice dilemmas for the psychologist.
Medical Malpractice and the Collateral Source Rule
If you are a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action, you might be seeking information on the issue of whether or not the physician who treated you had a substance abuse problem that might have contributed to his or her claimed negligence. If you are a physician who is the object of a medical malpractice action, you might be looking for information on whether the patient's injury was the result of his or her own drug problem. Whatever, the reason, it is not uncommon for one or both parties to try to obtain substance abuse records.