History of facility

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    hi...i have a question. i know that when a facility is sued it leaves a legal trail. but where? i am interested in finding out what type of lawsuits have been filed against my hospital i currently work at, but dont know where to find the data. i am using this for a research project in conceptual nursing practice so i'd like to archive a years worth of data on my hospital to use it as a example with no names included on my research paper, but i dont know where to find the data. can you provide any insight?
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    If they are part of public records, you might start with asking someone in the local or county court system, where the facility is located. You could also ask risk control or your facility's legal representative or insurance carrier, if you can find out who that is.

    You may also want to rethink doing the research on your own facility.
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    i may actually do the research on a hospital i have never worked at. that is a good idea.
    i am thinking of doing the paper on litigation, how often nurses are named in the litigation etc. how often do you guys see your attorneys name nurses in litigation? i mean 90% of the care in a hospital is given by the nsg staff,...following the orders of a md. so where does the buck stop?
    i am also interested in how often nsg action s end up in litigation?


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    if they are part of public records, you might start with asking someone in the local or county court system, where the facility is located. you could also ask risk control or your facility's legal representative or insurance carrier, if you can find out who that is.

    you may also want to rethink doing the research on your own facility.
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    This is a report from the 2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank. You might start here to gather some information on nursing-related med-mal payment stats.


    http://www.npdb-hipdb.com/pubs/stats...ual_Report.pdf
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    thanks! This might help. What the instructor has approved though is a paper more along the angle of reasons why females are not choosing nsg as a field. My part of the paper is to be about the immense responsibility and legal implications of nsg actions/inactions.....like failure to notify MD's, failure to notice change in condition, bedsores etc.
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