Really. ZOMG! LAWYERS!
In the case mentioned, the patient suffered permanent damage because he did not receive appropriate care. It doesn't really matter whether it was the doctor, or a nurse, or improperly maintained equipment, or a frickin' janitor's laziness, or the EMR--the hospital is responsible for providing appropriate treatment to patients.
Yes, I'm sure there's a small number of sleazy lawyers who will latch onto harmless mistakes in the EMR to try to invent a case where there is none, just as they have always done with all mistakes, long before EMRs existed.
But the real problem is not the lawyers. The real problem is the byzantine UIs of these monstrous "Enterprise Medical Record" systems, if you get my pun ;-) After all, some data entry mistakes do cause actual harm.