Legal and Ethical Implications of Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Report

In this assignment you will examine the legal and ethical implications of medical malpractice. Read the case study here:

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Write a four- to five-page report to the chief executive officer for the healthcare facility to assist him in gaining a better understanding of what occurred and the legal implications for the organization.

Your report should address the following substantive requirements:

  • Describe what occurred, who was affected, and why
  • Assess the case from the following perspectives:
    • Ethical – identify the ethical principles involved in this situation from the perspective of the patient, pharmacist, and the organization.
    • Legal – what are the legal implications and what laws were involved?
  • Provide recommendations for how to manage this case from the perspective of the healthcare organization. What could have been done to prevent this situation?
  • Recommend implementation of procedures to prevent this from occurring in the future.

Your well-written report should meet the following structural requirements:

  • Be four to five pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages.
  • Formatted according to   APA writing guidelines.
  • Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four scholarly articles. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but two must be external.
  • Utilize headings to organize the content in your work.
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The case study highlights on alleged dispensing of the wrong drug that resulted in the premature development of a fetus with subsequent brain damage. The plaintiff, a 23-year-old pregnant female, was experiencing slight…
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