AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

April Check-In: Review Your Practice

The purpose of this issue of the Bulletin is to review aspects of practice that may raise questions or dilemmas for practitioners and [...]

Was the Nurse’s Conduct in Ordering Seclusion and Restraint Professionally Negligent?

In the September 6th, 2017 Bulletin, I wrote about a case where a nurse and several psychiatric aides were found liable for their [...]

Injury from Swinging Kettlebell Results in Suit Which Withstands Summary Judgment Motion

In a case from New York,[1] the plaintiff was injured when he was struck in the back of his head by a kettlebell being swung by another [...]

Coronavirus & Telehealth: Am I Covered?

With growing concerns of Coronavirus, many therapists are exploring the idea of telehealth as a means of continuing therapy sessions [...]

What is Unprofessional Conduct in Nursing?

Nurse practice acts list unprofessional conduct as one of the bases a board of nursing can take disciplinary action against a nurse.  [...]

If You Have an AED, Do You Have to Use It?

Perhaps the better question presented by this title should be the question of whether an AED should be used rather than if it has to be [...]

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 [...]

Utah Nurse Refuses to be an “Agent” of the Utah Police

Throughout my many years of practicing law, I have presented seminars and programs about law and nursing practice.  Invariably, during [...]

Preparing Personal Trainers for Client Service – Education, Certification and/or Practical Training?

The fitness industry has been focused on the qualifications of fitness professionals, particularly personal fitness trainers, for many [...]

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 [...]

Psychiatric Nurse and Mental Health Aides Responsible for Patient’s Injuries

Nursing literature has recently been reporting troublesome incidents of violence against nurses in hospitals and other health care [...]

Karen Donadio, Aqua Instructor in Mount Pleasant, SC

I was inspired by Karen Donadio’s entrepreneurial spirit and positive energy. Having studied Physical Therapy at Northeastern [...]

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