Medical records in a sexual assault case were obtained by the suspect’s mother, a nurse at the hospital. Read what happened in this HIPAA-based case.
The case highlights concerns regarding malpractice caps for PAs who have DSA agreements with physicians.
Delay in removal of gastric band leads to infection, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and death.
Although the facts in this month’s Legal Advisor predate the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal impact is likely to be relevant in cases that involve religious exemption for mandatory vaccines.
A litigious patient mistakenly believes that a misdiagnosis is grounds for malpractice.
The court was asked to decide whether an NP was negligent for a patient developing stage 5 kidney disease because the NP failed to educate the patient that not taking his medication could lead to this complication.
In this case, a court was asked to compel a health care provider to give ivermectin to a hospitalized patient with COVID-19. Find out how the court ruled.
The court was asked to decide whether individuals with an underlying condition that places them at an elevated risk of complications from exposure to COVID-19 are qualified as disabled under the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Is the physician owner of a medical clinic vicariously liable for not supervising a PA student?
A PA was recently exonerated of claims of negligence and wrongful death following a week-long jury trial. Read how the case unfolded.
Inmate with hand bite was discharged without antibiotics or radiograph.
A physician and nurse were sued after a patient’s death – a lawsuit which might have been avoided if they followed their hospital’s chest pain protocol.
Physician assistant fails to recognize patient’s risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
This case illustrates the importance of avoiding shortcuts, following procedures, treating fellow employees as you would wish to be treated.
Nurse in surgical unit quits after years of sexual harassment by supervisor.
Hospital is sued following the discharge of a patient with a growing hematoma.
A nursing student sues for disability discrimination after being terminated for medical marijuana use.
This month’s Legal Advisor column looks at the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as it relates to COVID-19.
A nurse practitioner sues her former boss for defamation and wins, only to have him declare bankruptcy.
A court rules that some social media posts by a nurse practitioner are acceptable as evidence.