AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Spousal Abuse & Confidentiality

Therapists and counselors will encounter a variety of situations where they learn of (or [...]

Ethics and Law in Nursing: Friends or Foes?

You might find it difficult to reconcile how ethics and law impact nursing practice. You would [...]

There are Lots of Reasons NOT to Push Clients Too Far – “Rhabdomyolysis” is One

As pointed out many times in this column, a good number of claims and suits are asserted against [...]

Coaching?

I have consulted with licensed therapists who have asked, in a variety of contexts, whether they [...]

Falsification of Patient Care Record Can Lead to Criminal Convictions

N.B., an LPN, worked at a nursing home and was assigned to care for J.E., a Medicaid patient who [...]

Can Fitness Professionals be Civilly Liable for the Criminal Actions of Employees?

Like any professional sector in this county, the fitness industry, at least occasionally, has to [...]

“Immunity from Liability” vs. “No Liability”

Last month I wrote about dangerous patient issues and the nature and breadth of the mental health [...]

Team Relationships and Team Communication Affect Patient Care and Legal Liability

It is not unusual for nursing staff to feel a sense of purpose and pride in the work they do with [...]

Rick Rubio: Kona’s Mobile Personal Trainer

I recently opened a business in Kona, Hawaii called Kona Fitness. I have been active my whole [...]

Great News! Texas Marriage & Family Therapists Can Continue to Diagnose

Had the court of appeals decision been allowed to stand another suit probably would have been [...]

Nursing Notes Not Enough Support to Prove Physician Negligence; Expert Witness Testimony Required

P.C. was admitted to the hospital to undergo bilateral knee replacement.1 Prior to the surgery, [...]

When Releases and Waivers Don’t Work – Thoughts for Fitness Professionals

We have devoted considerable time and space in this column to provide examples of cases filed [...]

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