Congratulations to AALNC members Kara DiCecco, Mindy Cohen, and Barbara Levin on the publication of their article in Trial, a publication of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)!! The article "Failure to Communicate" appears in the May 2010 edition of Trial. This is a special edition in which all articles are devoted to the topic of Medical Negligence.
According to the article, ".....ineffective communication between doctors and nurses in hospitals is a common reason for medical errors leading to patient injuries. Investigating a case involving a miscommunication isn't easy, bu the evidence is there - you just need to know how to find it."
A great deal of time and effort went into getting this article published, and we wish to thank Kara, Mindy and Barbara for their dedication to this project and to AALNC.
Publishing articles in legal journals is a great way to educate attorneys about the value LNCs bring to the medical aspects of legal cases. It also compliments our national Awareness Campaign where we have several initiatives designed to promote AALNC and the legal nurse consulting profession.
Thanks to all for a job well done!
Karen J. Huff, BSN RN LNCC