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Emotional Abuse of Children

There is a belief by some who have examined this issue that there is an underreporting of emotional abuse of children and that this [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Equipment Safety

Over the last 10 years, the fitness industry has introduced a variety of new fitness equipment ranging from fancy treadmills to [...]

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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 [...]

WITS Webinar: Exercise Equipment Injuries and Claims and Suits – Defending Against Litigation

Creating equipment records of your regulatory gym equipment inspections may assist in the defense against exercise equipment injury [...]

Duty to the Patient – When Does It Begin?

Licensed mental health practitioners often discuss the issue and process of termination of treatment, including the question of when [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Immunity from Liability

Mental health practitioners typically purchase malpractice insurance in order to protect themselves from claims and lawsuits seeking [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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