Telemedicine and malpractice, what you need to know

See on Scoop.ithealthcare technology

Recently, an Atlanta attorney began advertising his services as plaintiffs’ counsel in claims arising from telemedicine services.

 

At his website, he pointed to the dramatic growth in the number of telemedicine sessions in Georgia. He claimed that some patients might be “victim[s] of … telemedicine mistake[s],” and that such patients should “understand [their] rights.”

 

The author suggested that “patients may be less secure in their diagnoses or follow-up treatment. They may be concerned that a doctor will make a mistake that could have been avoided if the doctor and patient had met in person.”

 

The author even offers a free book entitled “Why Did This Critical Medical Error Happen to Me?” The site makes no effort to demonstrate that any practitioner offering services at a distance actually breached the standard of care, or even made a “telemedicine mistake,” that any patient failed to “understand his rights,” or came to harm as a result, that any such harm “could have been avoided if the doctor and patient had met in person” or that any court has actually entered judgment against a telemedicine clinician.

See on www.imedicalapps.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s