AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tom Hartsell, Attorney at Law

Over the last decade, more than 500,000 people chose CPH & Associates for liability insurance. Because our business is specialized, we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Todd Atkins, Attorney at Law

Todd Atkins, one of CPH & Associates’ help line attorneys, has been practicing civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Practicing Across State Lines – An Interesting but Limited Example?

A California statute (part of the Psychology Licensing Law) allows psychologists who are licensed at the doctoral level in another [...]

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 [...]

Physical Fitness Facilitates Recovery

When someone is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important that they replace unhealthy attitudes and routines with new [...]

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