All articles by By Ann W. Latner, JD
An RN’s careful note-taking protects hospital from liability.
Two NPs in practice together end up in court after one loses her license.
A nurse practitioner is sued by her patient’s children after their mother is murdered.
A nurse notifies other clinicians that a patient is positive for hepatitis C.
Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.
A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.
A clinician files a lawsuit against her employer after being fired for refusing Tdap immunization.
After a nurse is fired for falling asleep at her job at a hospital, she claims that it was in retaliation for taking time off under the FMLA.
An NP does not inform her patient about his lab results, which showed extensive kidney damage. He collapsed 2 months later.
A clinician’s failure to follow up on a patient’s mole results in a delayed diagnosis of cancer.
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