Using Malpractice Claims to Prevent Future Injuries

Malpractice claims often have a bad reputation. Hospitals, insurers and doctors often view medical malpractice claims as distracting from the work that they need to do.

What would happen if instead those claims were used to help improve medical outcomes? Last year an insurer convened an emergency medical leadership summit to discuss that possibility. During the summit, the insurer presented its findings from resolved malpractice claims and found that in some cases improved communication between doctors and nurses could avoid medical mistakes.

As a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer, I find the use of resolved malpractice claims to prevent future injuries and fatalities to be critically important and I look forward to finding out that it this type of information is being increasingly used to improve our health care system.