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Supervisor Vulnerability

Avoiding Liability Bulletin – February 2019 The discussion that follows …

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 [...]

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 [...]

Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage

CPH malpractice policy holders have the option to add Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage if they also add CPH TOP coverage [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Confidentiality – Seeking Patient Referrals via Social Media

...Practitioners must always be aware of the duty of confidentiality and must be certain that they are not revealing enough information [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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.  [...]

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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