AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

No Surprises Act

The policy underlying the No Surprises Act (“NSA”) is to protect consumers from unanticipated and expensive bills for out-of-network [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Potpourri

Advocate – Health care practitioners do not typically think of themselves as advocates for their patients. They are treatment [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Conflicts

Mental health practitioners may encounter conflicts, or what is also referred to as “conflicts of interest,” during the course of [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality is the cornerstone of psychotherapy and most patients expect it. Many patients, however, perhaps most, are not aware of [...]

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 [...]

Fitness Standard of Care

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

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