Should I get malpractice insurance? - page 11

by nurturing_angel | 12,701 Views | 115 Comments

I am confused. When I worked in Maternity, I kept my own malpractice insurance. When I married and moved to a new job, I was told that having my own malpractice insurance would be a liability for me in the instance of a lawsuit... Read More


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    Quote from RNin92
    Can I just say one thing...

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :angryfire


    Isn't that rather paranoid???


    ESRD
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    Quote from ESRD
    Isn't that rather paranoid???


    ESRD
    Not by any definition
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    Quote from RNin92
    Not by any definition

    But "I" not worried about a malpractice lawsuit am????????????




    Interesting conclusion.

    ESRD
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    Quote from ESRD
    But "I" not worried about a malpractice lawsuit am????????????




    Interesting conclusion.

    ESRD
    I'm sorry ESRD...but I am really not following here!

    Maybe my chaotic noc last noc has "mushied-up" my brain but you lost me!
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    ugh what a hijacked thread, like someone said carry if you want. Here is my take if you work long enough in the current climate you will be named in a suit. I work in the with an outstanding group of physicans, nurse, and support staff but has 4 lawsuits pending, why cause people want money the easy way. examples: A lady who was LIVING IN A RENTAL STORAGE AREA was found near death. The scene showed she was living their (food, garbage and the such) claimed she had been locked in for several weeks. Just happened to be the 3 weeks after she was evicted from her home and she sued and won money from the rental company ***. a lady sues Mcdonalds because the hot coffee spilled on her and burned her (oh my god coffee hot suprise). I carry insurance because when we sit down at the big table the, doc and his lawyer, the hospital and lawyer, I want my lawyer with me. enough said.
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    Quote from berry
    ugh what a hijacked thread, like someone said carry if you want. Here is my take if you work long enough in the current climate you will be named in a suit. I work in the with an outstanding group of physicans, nurse, and support staff but has 4 lawsuits pending, why cause people want money the easy way. examples: A lady who was LIVING IN A RENTAL STORAGE AREA was found near death. The scene showed she was living their (food, garbage and the such) claimed she had been locked in for several weeks. Just happened to be the 3 weeks after she was evicted from her home and she sued and won money from the rental company ***. a lady sues Mcdonalds because the hot coffee spilled on her and burned her (oh my god coffee hot suprise). I carry insurance because when we sit down at the big table the, doc and his lawyer, the hospital and lawyer, I want my lawyer with me. enough said.

    IF you research the MacDonald's lawsuit you will find 2 things
    We will never know what the award was
    And MacDonald's had numerous complaints against them for SCALDING coffee


    see www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm

    You forgot to tell us how long you have been in practice.

    ESRD

    Do you realize that you have improved my stance? The money is there in the form of malpractice insurance just waiting to be taken.
    Last edit by ESRD on Feb 19, '04
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    Quote from ESRD
    IF you research the MacDonald's lawsuit you will find 2 things
    We will never know what the award was
    And MacDonald's had numerous complaints against them for SCALDING coffee


    see www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm

    You forgot to tell us how long you have been in practice.

    ESRD

    Do you realize that you have improved my stance? The money is there in the form of malpractice insurance just waiting to be taken.
    Naw just couldn't let you get the last word in
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    Quote from CCU NRS
    Naw just couldn't let you get the last word in

    Oh really????


    www.joshbennett.com



    ESRD
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    Quote from ESRD
    Oh really????


    www.joshbennett.com



    ESRD
    So ESRD...

    I admit it...I couldn't help myself...I went to the website...

    I'm curious though...
    You think that advice from LNC, Nurses with their JD, other educated professionals in your career is unworthy because you doubt their ability to make an informed decision. (??!!??)
    You doubt the advise by insurance providers because their words are tainted by their desire to sell "expensive" policies. ($80 a year...whew)
    Yet you accept the advise of an attorney (man...THEY are trustworthy aren't they?!!?) who clearly wants to sell you his services. And is really saying that insurance is NOT ENOUGH...not don't buy it because it is useless.

    But that's ok...you hve to make the best decision you can given the inforamtion you have.

    As do the rest of us.

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    One poster states, "when you are sitting in room with hospital lawyers, you want your own lawyer" - that's all it takes for me.


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