Effective Hospital Policies Can Shield Nurses From Liability

By David Johnson (May 7, 2019, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Nurses play a critical role in the provision of health care services. From providing patient care to communicating effectively with doctors and patients' family members, nurses are involved in all aspects of medical practice and, as a result, they carry an extraordinary amount of responsibility. Unfortunately, nurses are also prime targets for negligence lawsuits when things go wrong.

Plaintiffs lawyers frequently focus their claims on hospitals, even when physicians were primarily involved in the care and responsible for whatever occurred. Hospitals are viewed as "deep pockets," and generally have more available insurance coverage than doctors, so the emphasis on liability claims...

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