Alert: COVID-19 Tips by ByrdAdatto (Episode 2 – Elective Procedures)

Bradford E. Adatto | 3.18.20

As updates flood in of COVID-19 recommendations, ByrdAdatto has released a video for elective surgeries. Circulating in the healthcare field are talks of patients opting to have elective procedures now as many are working from home or will not be out in the public due to social distancing. What are the medical risk considerations with having elective surgery in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis? Attorneys Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto tune in with ByrdAdatto partner Jeff Segal, MD, JD, as he discusses the risks associated with elective surgery during an outbreak and the precautions that the overseeing doctor should take when the patient and doctor agree to move forward with the surgery.

 

After the filming of this video with ByrdAdatto and Jeff Segal, the Whitehouse held a press conference for COVID-19 updates. The Whitehouse with the support of the American Medical Association advised that elective procedures and surgeries in hospitals be postponed to allow medical staff, nurses, and doctors the ability to prepare and ready themselves for emergency plans to combat COVID-19 should these measures be needed in the future.

 

At ByrdAdatto we are working hard to ensure our clients are well equipped and ready for what is to come. Should you have questions about whether your business or health care practice is prepared for COVID-19, reach out to info@byrdadatto.com or call 214-291-3200.

 

We are grateful for Christie Hutchinson and team at QCC Healthcare Consultants for working with ByrdAdatto as we release a toolkit to Access+ clients to be utilized during this outbreak.

Read Jeff’s Article on┬áPandemic, Elective Surgical Care, and Informed Consent here.

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