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Meg Heiden Shares Best Practices on Birth Injury Litigation Prevention

Smith Hulsey & Busey’s healthcare litigation and employment lawyer Meg Heiden recently presented on “Perinatal Documentation Opportunities” to nurses and administrative personnel at a tertiary care facility in the Florida Panhandle.

Heiden shared practical suggestions and best practices for preventing birth injuries and birth injury litigation based on her experience in birth injury litigation. Heiden emphasized the importance of prioritizing patient care, documenting communications, and preserving information through comprehensive documentation.

Heiden explained how great documentation helps to defend claims and how thorough narrative nursing notes helps nurses, expert witnesses, and attorneys reconstruct events and thought processes if a lawsuit is filed years after an event.

Heiden regularly speaks to healthcare providers and entities on improving patient outcomes, liability prevention, and defense of claims.

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