Legal Advisor

Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

A nurse practitioner sues her former employer after being fired for refusing to get a flu shot.

Alleged HIPAA Violation or Termination for Taking FMLA?

Alleged HIPAA Violation or Termination for Taking FMLA?

A court must choose whether to accept a hospital's explanation that a nurse was fired for violating HIPAA or let a jury decide whether the hospital's action was merely a pretext for firing the nurse for taking advantage of FMLA.

Could a Tragic Death Following Hospital Discharge Have Been Avoided?

Could a Tragic Death Following Hospital Discharge Have Been Avoided?

A recently discharge patient dies in a tragic fire, and the hospital and treating clinicians are subsequently named in a lawsuit.

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Use of a fax machine and lack of a timely response resulted in the demise of a patient and an accusation of gross negligence.

Is Clinician Testimony Allowable in a Sexual Assault Trial?

Is Clinician Testimony Allowable in a Sexual Assault Trial?

A nurse practitioner working in the safe child center of the outpatient pediatric wing of a regional hospital is called to testify in an abuse case.

HIPAA Violation Derails NP's Career

HIPAA Violation Derails NP's Career

A HIPAA violation harms the successful career of a healthcare provider and causes problems for her former and current employers.

A Case of Wrongful Termination?

A Case of Wrongful Termination?

A clinician quits her job but afterward sues for wrongful termination.

Patient Test Results Never Received

Patient Test Results Never Received

A clinician fails to follow up after ordering diagnostic tests for a patient.

Liability After a Missed Diagnosis

Liability After a Missed Diagnosis

A patient dies after a clinician fails to act on signs of a potential case of deep vein thrombosis.

Voiding a Noncompete Clause

Voiding a Noncompete Clause

A clinician attempts to void a restrictive noncompete clause that she had signed before beginning her current job as an NP.

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