Doctors and other health care providers are an integral part of modern society, saving and improving our lives every day. The importance of their careers to the health and safety of their patients is shown by the amount of training and insurance doctors require to legally practice in Tennessee and elsewhere in the United States.
A Tennessee-based health care management company is now the only remaining defendant in an ongoing case regarding a controversial and apparently false treatment for broken bones. The firm supplied support of various kinds to a hospital in New Mexico that hosted the treatments.
Medical malpractice is a common occurrence across the country and Tennessee is no different. This is an issue that can lead to severe injuries for patients and sometimes even death. If you have suffered an injury and are thinking it was due to medical malpractice, you will want to know the initial steps to take in determining a case in Tennessee.
When you think of leading causes of death in the United States, you probably think of things like car accidents, cancer and heart disease. According to some studies, you should also think of medical errors. Researchers claim these cause the third-most deaths in the country.
In 2009, the highly influential Institute of Medicine published a groundbreaking study showing how both patient safety and the safety of first-year residents, meaning those doctors in their first year of training, was severely compromised by long work shifts. Indeed, the IOM study recommended that all residents be required to work no more than 16-hour shifts.