AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

October’s True or False Answers – Part 2

In the October 2019 issue of this Bulletin, I asked twenty-five questions regarding various areas of practice (and the law) that may be [...]

Falsification of Patient Care Record Can Lead to Criminal Convictions

N.B., an LPN, worked at a nursing home and was assigned to care for J.E., a Medicaid patient who suffered from seizures, dementia with [...]

Legal Risks and Liability Concerns in Wellness & Fitness Programs

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 we collaborated with one of …

Jonathan Rubin, Attorney at Law

Lawyer Limelight Featuring Jonathan Rubin, Attorney at Law Jonathan Rubin has …

Team Relationships and Team Communication Affect Patient Care and Legal Liability

It is not unusual for nursing staff to feel a sense of purpose and pride in the work they do with their patients. These feelings are [...]

There are Lots of Reasons NOT to Push Clients Too Far – “Rhabdomyolysis” is One

As pointed out many times in this column, a good number of claims and suits are asserted against personal trainers and other fitness [...]

October’s True or False Answers

Avoiding Liability Bulletin – November 2019 NOTE: In the October …

Nursing Notes Not Enough Support to Prove Physician Negligence; Expert Witness Testimony Required

P.C. was admitted to the hospital to undergo bilateral knee replacement.1 Prior to the surgery, he had blood drawn in the event that a [...]

Can Fitness Professionals be Civilly Liable for the Criminal Actions of Employees?

Like any professional sector in this county, the fitness industry, at least occasionally, has to deal with criminal acts committed by [...]

Incorporating Therapeutic Materials in Teletherapy Sessions: What’s In Your Video Platform?

No matter the discipline, almost every therapist uses therapeutic materials of some sort when working with clients and their families. [...]

The Importance of Research in Nursing Practice

When I was reviewing nursing research on the Web, I came across an interesting study done in 2010 in Hong Kong by several researchers.1 [...]

Rick Rubio: Kona’s Mobile Personal Trainer

I recently opened a business in Kona, Hawaii called Kona Fitness. I have been active my whole life. I grew up in San Francisco in the [...]

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