AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Could Weighted Blankets Help Your Clients?

Have you ever considered using a weighted blanket in your therapy practice? Read on to learn how weighted blankets helped my most [...]

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 [...]

Fees – Reminders

Some practitioners struggle, especially as they enter the profession or start a new business, perhaps online, with the setting of fees [...]

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 [...]

Patient Reveals Sex With Prior Therapist – Protecting the Public?

Some may ask why there is no requirement for the subsequent therapist to report such alleged unlawful or criminal behavior on the part [...]

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 [...]

Supervisor Vulnerability

Avoiding Liability Bulletin – February 2019 The discussion that follows …

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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