Legal Problem in Healthcare Industry of US

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Running head:Paper 3: Medical- Legal problemLegal and Ethical Issues in HealthcarePaper 3: Medical- Legal problem
2Paper 3: Medical- Legal problemTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................31.Examination of case law.......................................................................................................32.Legal and ethical responsibilities..........................................................................................43.Negligence of legal problem in healthcare...........................................................................4Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................5Bibliography....................................................................................................................................6
3Paper 3: Medical- Legal problemIntroductionLegal problem in healthcare industry of US has become one of the most serious issues as thehealthcare system of this country is literally losing their patients. This trend of losing patient isgrowing rapidly due to errors such as spreading of infection, commitment of accidental medicalpractices and error in patient handling. After thorough evaluation, it has been detected that morethan 500 patients are being killed in different healthcare organization of US on per day basis. Inaddition to this, employees of these organization as well as practitioners of health care are alsolosing patience as well due to which errors in medical practice occur thus resulting in loss ofpatients. In addition to this, these legal medical problems and error in health care practices alsoaffects physical as well as mental standard of patients on a long-term basis (Brothers &Rothstein, 2015).Discussion1.Examination of case lawOne such case of medical negligence was observed in case of Dana Carvey. In the year 2001,Dana Carvey had undergone a bypass operation in one of the most well-known medical instituteof US. However, almost after two months of undergoing the bypass operation Mr. Carvey wasinformed that the surgeon who had performed the operation has wrongly bypassed another arterywhich was not supposed to be operated. However, the surgeon who had performed the faultyoperation stated that the mistake of medical negligence that was made was solely unintentionaland has occurred as a result of faulty as well as unnatural positioning of Mr. Carvey during theoperation of his artery and heart.However, in this case Dana Carvey felt that the fault was solely of healthcare organization andthe faulty operation that occurred was a result of negligence of healthcare practitioners. Thus,Mr. Carvey filed a lawsuit worth $7.5 not only against the surgeon but also against the hospitalauthority as well (Usatoday30.usatoday.com, 2018). Carvey was not settled after feeling lawsuit
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