AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Do I need to let CPH & Associates know if I’ve moved offices?

Do I need to let CPH & Associates know if I've moved offices? Well, that answer depends on two things: 1. Did you use your office [...]

Causation an Essential Element of Professional Negligence Suit

You may recall from previous Bulletins that there are four essential elements of professional negligence that must be proven by the [...]

Running Treadmill Leads to Serious Injury and Suit – Waiver Does Not Protect the Club

In a very recent and interesting case from New Jersey,[1] the plaintiff was injured while using a treadmill.  The court set forth the [...]

A Brief Review of Some Duties and Requirements

What are the various duties or obligations of a licensed mental health practitioner? Are there both legal duties and ethical duties, [...]

When It Comes To Patient Safety, Don’t Overlook The Basics

Patient safety is a never-ending legal obligation for you, regardless of your role in the delivery of patient care. One aspect of [...]

Specialized Activity Program Leads to Suit Against Personal Trainer and Gym

In a very recent case from New Jersey, the Plaintiff, a wheelchair bound quadriplegic, attended a personal training program at the [...]

Violation of Ethics Code – Notification of Licensing Board?

Can your license be revoked or otherwise disciplined by the state licensing board for a violation of the code of ethics of the [...]

Nursing Assistant’s Conduct Found To Be Criminal

Nurse Assistants are often utilized in health care facilities, especially in long-term care.  Most often, they are a valuable member of [...]

Personal Trainers Take Note: Screening Standards Have Changed

In late 2015, we reminded personal trainers and other fitness professionals of their obligation to screen clients for activity prior to [...]

Do I Need General Liability (Slip and Fall) Insurance?

This is a brief introduction to General Liability insurance and why you may want or need it. CPH & Associates allows you the [...]

Nursing Staff’s Professional Negligence Causes Death of Patient

Lloyd Thomas, seventy-one, underwent bypass surgery and was hospitalized for eighty-four days after the surgery due to complications.  [...]

Are Monthly Equipment Inspections Sufficient?

In a relatively recent case from Wisconsin, a trial court and then an appeals court were faced with determining whether or not a [...]

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