AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Scope of License / Child Abuse Reporting  / Signed Authorization to Release Confidential Information

In the May 2019 issue of this Bulletin, I asked whether the reader (presumably, a licensed mental health practitioner) was permitted to [...]

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 [...]

Fitness Standard of Care

In recent years the personal training industry has been growing rapidly. According to the National Strength and Conditioning [...]

Scam Targeting Therapists: What You Need to Know

A nationwide scam claims you'll be arrested for failing to appear in court - if you don't pay up. "I did a consultation with an insured [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Emancipated Minors and Child Abuse | Abuse of a Spouse – Can It Ever Be Lawfully Reported By The Practitioner?

In last month’s Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I wrote about child abuse reporting laws and the circumstances under which a failure to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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