Distracted Doctors - Medical Malpractice Settlements



I recently came across this article on medical malpractice and distracted doctors. I thought that this article was insightful because it is true in any field not just the medical field. Blackberry and smartphones have caused car accidents, sidewalk pedestrian collisions, and other types of disasters because no one is paying attention to where they are going. This is an especially grave problem in the emergency room, as this article outlines. Being on one of these devices can divert the doctor or nurse's attention away from the patient and the procedure and if a mistake is made, it is clearly malpractice. I am sure that the plaintiff's bar will love these medical practitioners.