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Those Who Send Texts to Drivers Can Be Liable if Accident Occurs, Court Rules-What Role WIll Legal Nurses Have in Such Cases?
Those who knowingly send texts to someone behind the wheel can be held liable if the recipient is involved in a crash as a result, a New Jersey court has r American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: New Jersey is passed a new law which could try to prosecute people who send texts to drivers. While this law is controversial and may meet challenges elsewhere it points to the danger of texting while driving. It also brings a new legal element of lawsuites. Legal nurses may play big roles in some of these cases in the future. #certifiedlegalnurse See
Legal Nurse Consultants frequently practice in the role of the expert witness in nursing malpractice cases. This is a special role that focuses on the legal … American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Legal Nurse Consultants can play the role of expert witness in many situations. This video looks at the role of a legal nurse consultant in these situations and what they do. If you are interested in learning more about legal nursing, then please review the program. #programforlegalnursing See on www.youtube.com
Many nurses perform their duties at a high level for the physical care of patients. Their knowledge of medical procedure and health care make them experts in… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is an excellent video describing and explaining what a legal nurse consultant does and how to become certified as a legal nurse consultant. The video introduces you to the American Institute of Health Care Professionals as organization that can help one achieve certification. If you are interested in pursuing a legal nurse education then you should check out our website. Everything is available via distance
By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/25/2013 10:05 AM EDT on LiveScience Most doctors, midwives and nurses who help deliver babies have observed their colleagues taking shortcuts or engaging in behavior that could compromise… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is scary that these shortcuts are taken. A good artile for those training in legal nursing. #trainingforlegalnursing See on www.huffingtonpost.com
By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 07/26/2013 09:07 AM EDT on LiveScience Technology or equipment issues cause one in four operating room errors, and device checks before surgery could prevent some of them, a new study finds. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a good article about how lack of proper use of technology can lead to errors in surgery. Those interested in Legal Nursing, should also find this article interesting #legalnursingonlineprogram See on www.huffingtonpost.com
American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Online Legal Nursing Reports Retirement Home Abuse On The Rise. The Legal News Line, an online legal nursing site, announced that complaints of abuse in nursing homes is on the rise. Ohio DA General Mike DeWine states that he will put an end to this abuse. See on legalnewsline.com
Legal Responsibilities in Nursing Legal issues in nursing are nearly always related to potential harm to the patient. The most egregious example of harm, active euthanasia, is illegal in every state – even Oregon’s euthanasia statute is under legal review – and a nurse who commits such acts can be charged with murder. But other seemingly minor problems may also have legal consequences. A medication error, failure to document, failure to report changes in the patient’s condition or acting outside of the scope of practice can land a nurse in court. Standards of nursing care
It sounded so easy. On the strength of an opinion piece about the nursing shortage I wrote for the Dallas Morning News, an attorney contacted me in the spring of 2002.“I’d like to send you… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good story of a nurse who entered the legal nurse profession and her story about her climb. The role of a legal nurse consultant is an interesting one. You begin as a nurse and then advance toward your educational goal as a legal nursing professional. If you are interested in learning more, please review our program. #legalnurseconsultingeducation See
Most People Think of Surgical Errors or Birth Injuries, But Think Again. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Legal Nurse Consulting Study On Cases That Dominate Payouts. Wondering what types of medical malpractice cases dominate payouts? Legal nursing has shown that diagnostic errors are the highest. For more on this legal nurse consulting study please check out this article. See on ridgefield.patch.com
Legal Nurse Consulting and Personal Injury So many times, people are injured due to malpractice and they do not act in time. The reality is, many doctors need to be brought to justice for poor care. Legal nurse consultants can help attorneys prepare your case. Below are some things to remember for any type of injuries, from accidents to malpractice. Legal action could be something to think about if you were harmed by another person’s actions. This type of lawsuit happens daily. Be honest and let your lawyer about any previous injuries you may have had before the accident.