A nurse practitioner sues her former employer after being fired for refusing to get a flu shot.
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.
A recently discharge patient dies in a tragic fire, and the hospital and treating clinicians are subsequently named in a lawsuit.
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.
A HIPAA violation harms the successful career of a healthcare provider and causes problems for her former and current employers.
A clinician quits her job but afterward sues for wrongful termination.
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.
Two clinicians offer their opinion on June's Legal Advisor about a female nurse fired for falling asleep while on duty in the hospital.
A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.
A clinician files a lawsuit against her employer after being fired for refusing Tdap immunization.
After a nurse is fired for falling asleep at her job at a hospital, she claims that it was in retaliation for taking time off under the FMLA.
An NP does not inform her patient about his lab results, which showed extensive kidney damage. He collapsed 2 months later.
A clinician's failure to follow up on a patient's mole results in a delayed diagnosis of cancer.
A clinician misses a differential diagnosis when she refers a patient to a specialist for rectal bleeding.
A healthcare provider is sued when a patient is determined to believe that she has more than a sore throat.
A student's headaches, lethargy, vomiting, and photophobia are misdiagnosed as migraine.
A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.
A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.
A patient is asked to follow up for care but does not, and severe cellulitis develop
A patient's positive hepatitis B results were overlooked for 7 years.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.