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.
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.