Professional Liability Advocate

Professional Liability Advocate

Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC)

Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC) Jodi Terranova focuses her legal practice on litigating medical malpractice cases. She also handles general liability and premises liability matters. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Jodi worked for a law firm in Alexandria, VA, where she focused on professional, commercial, premises and general liability matters.

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Licensing Boards Can Fine You – Even If They Can’t Find You

Posted in Medical, Professional Liability
It the fast-paced world of health care, it is easy to forget the simple things – like notifying your state licensing board about address changes. It seems trivial, but there may be consequences for a physician who fails to update her physician profile. State medical boards have the responsibility and obligation to protect consumers of health… Continue Reading

Drop-down Menus: The Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, Part II

Posted in Medical
In an earlier blog post, I discussed the importance of time stamps and signatures in electronic medical records (EMRs). A potential pitfall in using EMRs is the prevalence of drop-down menus. EMR software uses drop-down menus to make record keeping more efficient, rather than having the physician type in free text. Such drop-down menus are… Continue Reading

“How can I do better?” The Pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, Part I

Posted in Attorneys, Medical
Recently, I was preparing my physician-client for his deposition in a medical malpractice lawsuit. At the end of the meeting, he asked me: “How can I do better in the future?” My client was referring to his entries into the electronic medical record (EMR). With the transition to EMRs, this is one question that all… Continue Reading