Updated April 21, 2022: While BA.2 COVID-19 cases are significantly milder than those caused by the Delta variant and Omicron subvariant BA.1, practices must remain mindful that they may continue to see both BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron infections, as well as the flu, within their office settings. Once again, medical and dental offices must remain on guard.
Updated March 31, 2022: Healthcare providers should remain aware of the biggest risks associated with long COVID, what factors can lead to malpractice suits, and how to reduce risk.
Updated March 24, 2022: In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical malpractice suit challenges have been exacerbated by delays in proceedings, resulting in many more months or years on this emotional roller coaster to resolution.
Updated February 3, 2022: Healthcare professionals continue to provide care to a multicultural society under conditions complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring safe and quality healthcare for all patients requires providers to understand how sociocultural background affects an individual’s health beliefs and behavior.