Professional Liability Insurance News & Information

Updates and information on professional liability, legal malpractice, and malpractice avoidance.
By Proliability on 3/26/2015 1:05 PM

U.S. News Career ranks registered nurses (RN) number four on their list of 100 best jobs, noting that the profession is growing and has a low unemployment rate at just 2.6 percent. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of RNs is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. RNs account for 2.6 million jobs in the United States currently, but by 2018, that number is projected to rise to 3.2 million. So what is contributing to such a rapid growth for the profession?

By Proliability on 2/26/2015 2:40 PM
In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), organizations, agencies and individuals who are covered entities under the act can face civil and criminal penalties for failure to comply with HIPAA rules, including fines up to $1.5 million and imprisonment. Some HIPAA violators can be sentenced to as much as 10 years for failure to comply. And in the state where the violation occurred, the state has the right to pursue civil action against the offender. So protect yourself, protect your employer and, most importantly, protect your patients’ right to privacy.
By Proliability on 2/24/2015 2:44 PM
Protecting the privacy of individually identifiable health information is one of the primary goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. With increased use of technology to store and share protected health information (PHI), following protocols to protect patient information is absolutely necessary.
By Proliability on 2/19/2015 9:44 AM

The stress of emergency room wait times can be grueling for patients and clinicians. And managing the different severities of illnesses impacting the patients can seem daunting to an ER nurse. The fact of the matter is that patients need to be seen faster and discharged more quickly without compromising the care each patient receives.

By Proliability on 2/19/2015 9:20 AM
As essential medical responders, nurses are responsible for putting their own well-being aside to address a patient’s health needs. As such, nurses should be prepared for worst-case scenario events, including the spread of infectious diseases.
By Proliability on 2/12/2015 2:40 PM
Dentist and PatientCongratulations, dentists! Drilling, extracting and filling cavities has landed you the top spot on U.S. News and World Report’s list of 100 Best Jobs of 2015 — knocking software developer out of the number-one ranking from last year’s report, and assuming the same spot your profession enjoyed in 2013.
By Proliability on 12/29/2014 9:14 AM
Heading into the new year, first-timers represented a larger share of the number of properties consumers purchased, which likely comes as good news to real estate agents.
By Proliability on 12/29/2014 5:23 AM
Based on a recent study, consumers who feel like they're given due regard tend to be affected by fewer medical errors.
By Proliability on 12/29/2014 5:19 AM
Approximately 80 percent of Americans say that nurses uphold a high standard of integrity and honorability, according to a new poll from Gallup.
By Proliability on 12/16/2014 9:23 AM
Real estate agents know that generally speaking, it's more affordable to buy a home than it is to rent. This is one of the selling tactics commonly used to encourage clients to buy when they're debating between the two. A recent study that examined the current housing marketplace should provide agents with the arsenal they need to back up their assertions.

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