Monthly Archives: May 2017

Independent Duties Hospitals Owe Patients: Direct Liability for Medical Malpractice

Generally, depending on the jurisdiction, hospitals have a number of independent duties to patients. For example, according to Am. Jur. 2d Hospitals and Asylums ยง 26 Standard of care; corporate negligence doctrine, in some jurisdictions hospitals owe a duty to … Continue reading

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Skin Antiseptic Chlorhexidine: Defense against Infection Comes with Risk

Chlorhexidine is a disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent with a novel mechanism of action that makes it highly unlikely that microbes will develop resistance to it. Its unique antimicrobial capabilities make chlorhexidine an important line of defense against nosocomial infections. … Continue reading

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