What Every OD Should Know About Medical Malpractice Course # 40044
James W. Santoro OD JD
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June 15, 2019
1.00 credits - $39.00
The U.S. has continued to experience large numbers of malpractice claims commenced against healthcare professionals. The Optometric Physician has NOT ESCAPED the impact. The common cause of malpractice is misdiagnosis: an error in diagnosis, lack of due diligence of care, or the ordering of improper course of treatment that injured the patient. PLEASE NOTE: This course does not fulfill Oregon's ethics/law requirement.
- To offer a summary of the current state of medical malpractice
- To give the Optometric Physician a general understanding of the legal concepts that may help avoid malpractice situations