Woodland Hills, CA, December 15, 2009 --(PR.com
A 500+ page book written by an experienced senior hospital executive and expert witness, this book provides an insider's guide to determining whether a hospital can be held liable for a patient's injuries.
Mr. Shorr also anticipates that plaintiff and defense attorneys alike will reference Hospital Negligence: Legal and Administrative Issues, the first such text written by a healthcare executive on hospital operations for attorneys, to gain a better understanding of hospital operations and applicable community standards in order to assess the validity of corporate negligence lawsuits. The book is published by Thomson Reuters, and listed in the publisher’s Healthcare and Legal catalogs.
The book explores hospital negligence issues in a variety of situations, including hospital duties in credentialing, privileging, and supervising staff; maintaining equipment; upholding patient rights; and maximizing patient safety.
*Provides an overview of the theories of liability that can be used to hold a hospital liable when applicable
*Discusses hospital corporate negligence in the context of compliance with hospital policies, procedures, and community standards
*Discusses the relationship between the hospital chief executive officer and the various hospital constituencies
*Provides an overview of the administrative community standards obliged of hospitals, including policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
*References Case Studies, Appellate Rulings and a series of comprehensive Appendixes.
The book will also position Shorr & Associates to the forefront of consulting firms offering educational programming focused to preparing Governing Boards and Trustees for state certification, emerging patient safety and quality assurance initiatives in the hospital industry.