July/August 2007

Ask Pat Bemis — Insurance for the LNC

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Focus on: Concussions and brain injuries in PI. Have you included the cost of treatment in your case?

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By Dorajane Apuna, BSN, MA, RN, CCM, CNLCP

How secure is your e-mail? Prudence stops problems

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• The Gist: Law firms should have policies about proper e-mail procedures and archival. Subcontractors to attorneys should know the firms’ rules.

By Kathleen Sesco, RN, BSN, MHA

Evidence-based medicine: What it is, why it’s important in law

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By Kathy Aldridge, MSN, ACM, CPHQ, CLNC

Forfeiting the right to sue

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Tackle a complex infectious disease case with a timeline, knowledge of key players

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By Maureen Orr, RN

Liability of infecting another: Who pays and when, if ever?

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• The Gist: Case law pertaining to infecting another person with a deadly disease is evolving. 

By Dan Clifford, publisher

Legal Nurse Consulting Institute launches new Fridays-only LNC training

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

NewsSpots

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Part 1: Nursing standards, their history and significance

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Appalachian county hopes to sue OxyContin maker for costs

• The Gist: Such a large products liability case would require medical record and literatures reviews, fiscal evidence and numerous expert witnesses.

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

Focus on: Duragesic patches/Fentanyl

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• The Gist: Look for use of these patches in medical cases you litigate, defend or review.

By Margaret S. Wacker

Quarantines and civil liberties: specter from the past revives

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By Dr. Rosemary E. McGeady, Esq.

RAM on the run: Will computer chips and their data be subject to discovery?

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• The Gist: This ruling could mean that millions or billions of pages of otherwise-temporary memory must be written to disks constantly and archived.

By Paul Martino

UCF offers on-line and on-site LNC course, 27 CE hours

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Verdicts & Settlements

Cases compiled from www.verdictslaska.com; Editorials by Rose Clifford, editor

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Focus on: Bariatric surgery, complications, litigation

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Anatomy of a car crash from the medical-legal angle

The Medical-Legal News asked two nurse consultants to analyze a real motor vehicle crash and assess the current and future medical injuries, forensics of the impact and the plaintiff’s credibility.

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LETT, on the clinical and forensic

By Sally Lett, DC, RN

Focus on: Compliance

Part 1: Emergency Preparedness remains a focal point with the JCAHO

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• The Gist: Hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission must be responsive to the changes in the standards addressing patient safety. If a hospital is JCAHO accredited and were to be out of compliance with its guidelines, resulting in a patient safety issue, it could impact litigation.

By Angela L. Tobias RN, BSN, MSHSA, LNCC

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