It is imperative that the litigators select the right telemedicine expert witness to provide an expert opinion because cases involving telemedicine may utilize numerous means of telecommunication. Telemedicine refers to the act of providing medical care and treatment to a patient, but in a remote manner, meaning that the medical provider is not actually in the presence of the patient and instead working from a different location via certain types of technology.
Telemedicine expert witnesses must have strong experience with communication technologies, as the discipline revolves around applications allowing the possibility of treating patients from a remote area. Telecommunication is an especially important area of study within the medical field in relation to the practice of telemedicine, as the technology in question is designed with the purpose of optimizing medical treatment and various forms of healthcare.
As with any type of medical treatment, however, an unforeseen incident may result in grounds for litigation, including medical malpractice, neglect when caring for a patient, failing to properly inform a patient regarding his or her method of treatment, a misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong type of medication, and other such issues. Because telemedicine is reliant on technology, failing to follow the proper instructions regarding equipment use would be a problematic scenario for the treatment of a patient.
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