AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Scope of License / Failure to Report Child Abuse

Malpractice (professional liability) insurance does not typically provide coverage for claims or suits arising out of any business or [...]

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 [...]

Got Energy?

Running on empty? Feeling exhausted? Or finding yourself hitting that 3p.m. energy slump that makes you want to fall asleep in your [...]

Could Weighted Blankets Help Your Clients?

Have you ever considered using a weighted blanket in your therapy practice? Read on to learn how weighted blankets helped my most [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Equipment Safety

Over the last 10 years, the fitness industry has introduced a variety of new fitness equipment ranging from fancy treadmills to [...]

Fees – Reminders

Some practitioners struggle, especially as they enter the profession or start a new business, perhaps online, with the setting of fees [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Patient Reveals Sex With Prior Therapist – Protecting the Public?

Some may ask why there is no requirement for the subsequent therapist to report such alleged unlawful or criminal behavior on the part [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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