I am taking a poll from all of you nurses about Nursing Malpractice Insurance
How many of you have it, and how many of you dont? If you dont have it, why not?
It is the general consensus in our ED that most RN's dont carry it anymore. (with the exception of the new nurses) Many people have told me that they suscribe to the theory that if you dont have anything and you get sued then they cant get "blood from a turnip"......
In PA there is supposed to be some clause where you cannot be sued and lose your domicile, (in the case of an RN being sued for malpractice, anyway). I have personally not seen that in print, but I will be checking it out. Most people say they think if a law suit is initiated then the hospital will be the one to be sued over the RN...
What do you guys think?
Apr 7, '04
Quote from CCU NRS
This is exactly the way I felt when I had my problem. The facility was being very gracious but they would have fed me to the wolves if it had come down to it I feel. Now with my 40 a year I will hjave my own legal council if anything ever happens again God Forbid!
where do you get nursing malpractice insurance for $40 a year? Over the last 9 years I have paid almost $900 total!
my apologies to everyone for posting an obviously redundant thread. I didnt know this had been discussed many times before.
Last edit by veetach on Apr 7, '04