AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Pros and Cons of Telehealth for Therapists

Although therapists have been using Technology Assisted Counseling (TAC) for quite a while now, professional laws, rules and ethics are [...]

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 [...]

October’s True or False Answers – Part 3

Some practitioners try to avoid seeing clients who are or may be involved with litigation – whether it be a bitter custody battle [...]

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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