Category Archives: Nurse Professional Liability

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 [...]

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 medical conditions resulted in the [...]

USING A PERSONAL CELL PHONE PHOTO AND GOOD INTENTIONS WHEN DOCUMENTING PATIENT CARE PROVIDE NO LEGAL PROTECTION

Earnest was a ED Tech whose job it was to act as a paramedic and monitor patients that had been restrained and monitor other [...]

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 [...]

Nursing Students Need Professional Liability Insurance, Too

Deciding that you want to pursue a career in nursing is both challenging and exciting. As you make your way through nursing school, [...]

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 [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 15, 2016

Patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease require unique care. Not only must their medical needs be attended to, their cognitive [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 2016

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been the subject of much confusion since its passage in 1966. For [...]

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 [...]

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