I just heard that a DNS has been sued,along with the administrator, for a huge amount of money by the family of someone who died while in the facility. I don't know all the details, but colleagues are freaked out by this. My administrator tells me I should put my house in a homestead and make sure I have malpractice insurance
. I've only been a DNS for a few weeks and am unsure what to do. I had malpractice insurance for a while but it seemed silly. For sure I'm going to re-up but does anyone have any advice about homesteading my house?
Nov 23, '06
Dear Cape Cod Nurse, in Wisconsin if an administator or anyone in management violates one of our state statutes called the Prohibited Acts Provision of Care and Service Residential Facilities, subchapter of Uniform Liscensure,Wis. Stat.50.07,they could go to jail for 6 months and/or pay a fine of $1000. Or I guess they could be sued by family too. Or maybe even by their employees.I guess maybe it would be prudent for administrative types to get malpractice insurance.Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits are becoming a hot item in the world of litigation.
Last edit by Simplepleasures on Nov 23, '06