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Avoiding Liability Bulletin – February 2019 The discussion that follows …

Nursing Staff’s Failure to Provide Proper Care Causes Patient’s Death

...Mr. Sosa was admitted to the nursing home on June 28th with diagnoses of hypertension, altered mental state, congestive heart [...]

WITS Webinar: Exercise Equipment Injuries and Claims and Suits – Defending Against Litigation

Creating equipment records of your regulatory gym equipment inspections may assist in the defense against exercise equipment injury [...]

Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage

CPH malpractice policy holders have the option to add Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage if they also add CPH TOP coverage [...]

What is the Difference Between an Allegation of Professional Negligence VS. Ordinary Negligence?

In past Bulletins, I have focused on the requirement of experts in any case alleging professional negligence.  An expert for the [...]

14 Ways To Eat More Fruit And Vegetables

We all know or have heard that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is important for our health and wellness.  So, why is it such [...]

Confidentiality – Seeking Patient Referrals via Social Media

...Practitioners must always be aware of the duty of confidentiality and must be certain that they are not revealing enough information [...]

Florence Nightingale’s Enduring Influence on Nursing Practice Today

First, I want to wish all of you a Happy-albeit belated-Nurses Week 2018.  My column schedule fell before and after the actual week so [...]

Club Member’s Claims of Willful and Wanton Conduct to Proceed Against Personal Trainer and Health Club

As we have recommended several time in this column, pre-activity waivers of liability often protect fitness professionals and fitness [...]

When and Why Should I Report a Claim or Subpoena?

Your duty as an insured is to report a subpoena, claim or potential claim as soon as it comes to your attention. This is in your best [...]

Might You or Your Employer Be Liable if a Patient Signs Out Against Medical Advice (AMA)?

One of the recurring questions I have been asked during my years of practicing as a nurse attorney is whether a nurse would be held [...]

Exercise Equipment Injuries and Claims and Suits – Defending against Litigation

As we have pointed out in various articles in this column, exercise equipment use by fitness facility clients can lead to injury and [...]

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