Tag Archives: nursing malpractice
Lack of Assessment and Monitoring of Patient Leads to Her Death
It is important to keep in mind that when a patient injury or death occurs due to a nurse’s professional negligence, it is not uncommon [...]
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. [...]
Ethics and Law in Nursing: Friends or Foes?
You might find it difficult to reconcile how ethics and law impact nursing practice. You would not be alone in this feeling.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Patient Care by Student Nurses Can Result in Liability
As a student nurse, you probably know all too well that if a patient is injured under your care, you can face allegations of [...]
The Liability Of Being An Employed Nurse
As a professional nurse you probably already know that you can be sued at a moment’s notice for any reason. You’ll experience a gamut [...]
Malpractice Insurance for Nurses
Consider the following scenario: Mr. Smith, a mechanic, was admitted to ABC Medical Center after suffering a heart attack on September [...]
Who Can Be Named In A Nursing Malpractice Lawsuit
Nursing malpractice is found when a nursing professional has been negligent in administering healthcare and causes harm or damage to a [...]
Nurses, Are You Aware of Your Malpractice Risks?
Malpractice liability for nurses may be more common than you think. Consider this scenario: Mr. Jameson, a contractor, suffered a heart [...]
LPN Voluntarily Surrenders License Due to Unprofessional Conduct
It is a well-known fact that boards of nursing have the authority to discipline a nurse when his or her conduct violates the applicable [...]
Patient falls are a fairly common occurrence. According to several authors, up to 50% of hospitalized patients are at risk for falls [...]