Infection prevention measures may limit liability

Gagnon, Louise
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1536
Academic Journal
The article discusses the medical liability of hospitals when they fail to manifest that they are reaching to minimize the risk of nosocomial infections in the U.S. According to Tanya Goldberg, a partner in the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the degree of liability would probably depend on the point to which a hospital has enforced policies and procedures. Goldberg added that hospitals should instill a culture of infection prevention and track their rates of nosocomial infection to verify their progress and distinguish areas for improvement.


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