Not working right now but I still re-upped my malpractice insurance
. I remembered something said to me a looong time ago about insurance Can't tell how much is really, really accurate but it has always influenced & motivated me to renew.
I once heard it explained that if you were to provide an observation or suggestion to someone (even as simply as your next-door neighbor) you could still be sued. If your neighbor had a negative episode because "my next-door neighbor, THE NURSE
, told me yada, yada, yada ... Even if your info was right (or not), and your neighbor followed your info (or not), if they went downhill (negative outcome), you could be held liable.
I believe this kind of scenario meets some of the conditions/grounds for a claim of malpractice/lawsuit.
As I say, I'm not sure how accurate that info is, but I'm not taking any chances. That's also why I very, very, VERY rarely
make any healthcare observations, recommendations and/or opinions to family, friends, acquaintances, etc. They must think I'm the dumbest nurse around (and I have PO'd some), but I'm just being careful. Just FYI - I will speak up if I note something serious or of emergency nature.
Hmmm ... come Monday, I think I'm going to call my carrier and ask.