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.
During the 2 hours that the patient had been in the emergency department, she was examined by a physician once, 30 minutes after her arrival.
Is an overheard murder confession by a patientadmissible in court?
A nurse’s investigation of the source of a scabies outbreak leads to her dismissal.
After treating an Ebola patient, a nurse is cleared for airplane travel.
Negligence was alleged on the part of a surgeon and a nurse caring for a patient following colostomy reversal surgery.
What happens when a police officer and nurse have a difference of opinion over whether blood can be drawn from an unconscious patient?
Keeping accurate notes that reflect each time a test, procedure, or referral is recommended and then refused by a patient helps protect clinicians from malpractice claims.
Faulty memory, incomplete notes, a broken computer system, and poor-follow-up all lead to a 2-year delay in a cancer diagnosis.
Three trips to the emergency department failed to diagnose compartment syndrome in a young boy following a trampoline injury.
Remotely accessing patients’ protected health information puts a nurse in a precarious position.
A physician assistant is concerned about a patient’s injury but does not seek the advice of her supervising physician.