Category Archives: Legal

PATIENT ADVOCACY IS AN ETHICAL AND LEGAL DUTY

The Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statement clearly states in Provision 3 that a [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN AUGUST 1, 2016: EXPERT WITNESS AFFIDAVITS MUST CONTAIN SPECIFIC FACTS EITHER SUPPORTING OR NOT SUPPORTING STANDARD OF CARE

In Griffin v. Methodist Hospital 1, a patient’s lengthy stay in the hospital for numerous fatal [...]

Avoiding Professional Liability Bulletin July 1, 2016 – WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LAW? AND WHAT DO LAWYERS DO?

For much of the public, including nurses, the law seems to be strange, complex, and [...]

Be Prepared When Giving a Deposition

Some of you may have given a deposition in response to a lawsuit that named you as a defendant or [...]

WHAT ARE THE DEFENSES TO ALLEGATIONS OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY?

When a patient alleges that you committed an assault or a battery against him or her, you would [...]

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