Pick up Malpractice! They went after my license. - page 8

www.nso.com A few months ago I was unjustly fired after a resident died, after my shift, and after she had been released from the emergency room. She had trouble swallowing something at lunch... Read More

  1. by   shisalion
    Malpractice insurance won't save your nursing license. Its purpose is to protect your wallet from the blood-sucking lawyers.
  2. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from shisalion
    Malpractice insurance won't save your nursing license. Its purpose is to protect your wallet from the blood-sucking lawyers.
    Those "blood sucking lawyers" are the ones who are going to save your butt should you be in need of them.
  3. by   shisalion
    Quote from ingelein
    Those "blood sucking lawyers" are the ones who are going to save your butt should you be in need of them.
    No, the decent, ethical ones will save my butt. The blood-suckers stick to what they know how to do best.
  4. by   lavender rose
    So this liability insurance. Can you get it the first day you enter the job or when?
  5. by   morte
    Quote from lavender rose
    So this liability insurance. Can you get it the first day you enter the job or when?
    you need it before you set foot on the floor your first day of orientation....some even buy it while in school
  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from shisalion
    Malpractice insurance won't save your nursing license. Its purpose is to protect your wallet from the blood-sucking lawyers.
    And to provide me with legal defense should I go before the BON.

    And not all lawyers are bloodsuckers. Not even most are.
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Student insurance is also available (required by my school for clinicals in 1980's) and today costs around $30/yr...still a bargain.
  8. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from shisalion
    No, the decent, ethical ones will save my butt. The blood-suckers stick to what they know how to do best.
    Well, Im glad you concede that not all lawyers are unethical, you kind of made it sound like you meant ALL lawyers were blood sucking. I am involved in an employment lawsuit right now, and have hard working, ethical attorneys who have not taken a dime from me,they took my case on contingency of winning, and I am very greatful to them.
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    Rememeber the unit clerk? Just ran into some people from the old place. They got rid of her.

    How do I find a stinkin' lawyer?!
  10. by   caliotter3
    TAANA, The American Assn of Nurse Attorneys would be able to give references to local attorneys dealing with nursing issues. In lieu of their reference, an employment lawyer that states in his/her advertisement that they handle cases for the employee, not the employer. Hope you can locate the former unit clerk and that she is still of like mind. Good luck.
  11. by   morte
    sue, it would seem that they rid them selves of you, and tried to compromise your license not because you did anything wrong, but to throw the blame elsewhere....what i am curious about, is why the state didnt come to talk to you about the issue, whenul they investgated the death? i am sure they would have found it an enlightening experience....
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from morte
    sue, it would seem that they rid them selves of you, and tried to compromise your license not because you did anything wrong, but to throw the blame elsewhere....what i am curious about, is why the state didnt come to talk to you about the issue, whenul they investgated the death? i am sure they would have found it an enlightening experience....
    I don't think they needed to. They discovered quickly that it was a proverbial crock.
  13. by   morte
    Quote from Suesquatch
    I don't think they needed to. They discovered quickly that it was a proverbial crock.
    i was thinking of the death investigation,,,not your license......what was the out come on that? were they held liable in any way (for the death)?

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