Legal Advisor

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.

A Patient Is Mistakenly Told He Is Dying

A Patient Is Mistakenly Told He Is Dying

A clinician shares a patient's incorrect diagnosis with another government agency.

Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual Harassment at Work

A nurse in a VA facility files a complaint against a clinician, which ends with a criminal conviction.

A dosage change over the phone

A dosage change over the phone

A clinician makes a dosage change for a patient during a telephone call, which leads to a lawsuit.

Clinicians in a contract dispute

Clinicians in a contract dispute

Two NPs in practice together end up in court after one loses her license.

A patient commits murder

A patient commits murder

A nurse practitioner is sued by her patient's children after their mother is murdered.

Fired after violating a patient's privacy

Fired after violating a patient's privacy

A nurse notifies other clinicians that a patient is positive for hepatitis C.

The importance of good notetaking

The importance of good notetaking

Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.

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