Category Archives: Nurse Malpractice

Shortcuts In Patient Care Are Legally Unsound

Probably all of you at one time or another have been tempted to take a shortcut here or there in patient care. Perhaps you are running [...]

The Importance of Patient-Centered Communication

What would nursing be without communication and communicating with patients, patient’s families, other staff members, and other team [...]

Can A Visitor Sue A Healthcare Facility For An Injury Sustained When Visiting A Patient/Resident?

Health care facilities owe a duty of care to visitors who come into the facility to see their family member or friend. This duty of [...]

Taking Vital Signs: A Mundane Responsibility?

It does not matter in which role you practice nursing—R.N., APRN, nursing student or a C.N.A.—vital signs are something that you all [...]

Patient Care by Student Nurses Can Result in Liability

As a student nurse, you probably know all too well that if a patient is injured under your care, you can face allegations of [...]

The Importance of Continued Clinical Competency in Nursing Practice

Continued clinical competency is a topic that has gained much attention in nursing in recent years. Debates and comments as to how [...]

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 incomprehensible. Lawyers are Not seen in the best [...]

But I Have A Group Insurance Policy At Work? Why Nurses Need An Individual Plan

With the recent boom in the healthcare industry, nurses are now in high demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the [...]

WHAT IF I OBJECT TO A PATIENT CARE SITUATION?

You have probably been in at least one patient care situation that made you uncomfortable for a particular reason or one in which you [...]

CIRCULATING NURSE HAS DUTY TO ENSURE SURGERY DONE ON THE CORRECT ANATOMICAL SITE

Although there were many issues on appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court in a 2012 case out of Arkansas1, the focus of the case for this [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 2014

In the legal world, the term precedent is an extremely important one. Defined as “a decided case that furnishes a basis for determining [...]

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAMMOGRAM REPORT?

Mrs. Carter, the wife of a Major in the United States Army, was seen at an army community hospital for a single lump on each side of [...]

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