Cideous Posted May 2, 2020 Share Posted May 2, 2020 (edited) Exactly what I posted about last week. Lawyers have been licking their chops waiting in the wings and this week the dam breaks. It's going to be a legal nightmare out there. If you have seen or are seeing Covid patients....document document document. Assume every one of those charts will be sent to a lawyers office. If you send someone home, document their disposition and especially discharge vitals. I would be getting vitals before and after they are seen in Urgent Care and Family Practice so when they go home and crash as many have, you can at least have some justification to point to as to why you sent them home. This is going to be ugly folks, please don't let all the "you are protected from being named in a lawsuit because it's a pandemic" BS lull you into a false sense of confidence....It's not true. I also recommend strongly considering CM&F's PA asset guard. It piggy backs off of your group malpractice plan, but they hire a lawyer to represent you specifically. This article talks about the first broad wave of litigation, but I am already aware of families suing hospitals, clinics and providers over their so called "egregious care" when the patient does not do well. Protect yourself and good luck to us all. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/First-wave-of-virus-litigations-are-filed-15241175.php https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-02/life-or-death-hospital-decisions-come-with-threat-of-lawsuits ...Litigation by families of those who lose out in triage is only a matter of time, said health care attorney Andrew Wachler. He said he expects such lawsuits to be filed shortly after the contagion’s peak. Edited May 2, 2020 by Cideous 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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