Do you know if you are protecting yourself from liability?

Liability is the legal responsibility for one's acts or omissions. Failure to meet that responsibility leaves you/your practice at risk of harming someone else. This can result in a claim, lawsuit and/or loss of your professional license. There are many different types of liability.

You may be most familiar with professional liability, or medical malpractice. This means failure to provide proper care to your patient/client. Examples of these types of exposures include, but are not limited to:

  • abandonment
  • informed consent
  • HIPAA breach
  • libel/slander of a patient/client
  • credentialing of employees, locums or back-up providers
  • improper processing of laboratory specimens
  • failure to transmit disability forms
  • communication errors and omissions
  • failure to properly train/supervise clinical staff/employees
  • vicarious liability (assuming liability for another, whether actual or implied)
  • unprofessional conduct

As a healthcare professional, a claim or lawsuit could also be brought against you for reasons other than those related to the care you provide to your patient/client. Examples include:

  • breach of contract
  • data breach
  • slip and fall
  • failure to maintain equipment or property
  • poorly manufactured products
  • advertising
  • libel/slander
  • plagarism
  • an automobile accident
  • billing errors and omissions, etc.

We can help you make sure that you practice safely, lawfully and credibly to help prevent exposure from any type of liability that could harm your patient/client, practice or livelihood.