AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

CONFIDENTIALITY – High Risk Behavior of Patient

A CPH-insured mental health practitioner requested that I comment on a situation with a patient that raised questions about the duty of [...]

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 [...]

Can Personal Trainers Give Nutrition Advice?

Health and fitness pros know that to help a client transform their body, you must address movement, lifestyle, and nutrition. They know [...]

AVOIDING LIABILITY – SOME BASICS

Much of what I write in this monthly column/blog  is about a variety of specific legal topics and issues that affect mental health [...]

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 [...]

Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Client’s Workout Outdoors

While you can't beat the convenience of the treadmill and elliptical, there's nothing quite like working out in the sunshine. Fitness [...]

Insurance Fraud, Minors and Privilege, Neglect

According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, which is an organization founded in 1985 by several private health [...]

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 [...]

Are You A Size-Friendly Trainer?

Weight loss is a perfectly acceptable goal of fitness, especially if it’ll improve a person's overall health. As a fitness [...]

Mental Illness and Treating Dangerous Patients

It seems that each time there is a mass shooting, followed by an outcry for gun control legislation (and improvements to school [...]

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 [...]

Is My Gym’s Liability Waiver Enough?

As a wellness or fitness professional, protecting your professional practice should be top of mind. Even with regular inspections, [...]

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