New malpractice risks brought on by the pandemic

August 12, 2020

COVID-19 has brought on plenty of change to all aspects of life, and obstetrics and gynecology is not excluded.

The pandemic has created new risks for physicians, and you need to know what they are.

In a recent interview, Medical Economics sat down with Sean P. Byrne, J.D., a medical malpractice defense lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, to learn how you can protect yourself from new malpractice risks.

“The big issue to think about is standard of care. Are you acting reasonably under the circumstances following directives?” Byrne says.

They also discussed telehealth as a popular way for patient care. Byrne says that many insurance carriers and state institutions have changed their rules, or at the very least, adjusted them, to accommodate the shift in delivery of care with short notice.

For more on the new wave of malpractice risks amid COVID-19, read the full interview from Medical Economics here.