A clinician fails to follow up after ordering diagnostic tests for a patient.
A patient dies after a clinician fails to act on signs of a potential case of deep vein thrombosis.
A clinician attempts to void a restrictive noncompete clause that she had signed before beginning her current job as an NP.
A clinician shares a patient's incorrect diagnosis with another government agency.
A nurse in a VA facility files a complaint against a clinician, which ends with a criminal conviction.
A clinician makes a dosage change for a patient during a telephone call, which leads to a lawsuit.
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.