AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

April Check-In: Review Your Practice

The purpose of this issue of the Bulletin is to review aspects of practice that may raise questions or dilemmas for practitioners and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Coronavirus & Telehealth: Am I Covered?

With growing concerns of Coronavirus, many therapists are exploring the idea of telehealth as a means of continuing therapy sessions [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Child Abuse Reporting Issues

One area of practice that can create a dilemma for practitioners is when a minor patient informs the treating practitioner that she is [...]

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 [...]

Fitness Standard of Care

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

Complaints Against Child Custody Evaluators

One of the common complaints against practitioners who are allowed by state law to perform child custody evaluations comes from the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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