Okay, don't flame me please...in 32 years of nursing I have never had personal liability insurance. Never thought I needed it. Not because I can't make a mistake, because I have but because my hospital has good liability insurance with the individual nurses listed on their policy. After reading this article I have decided that in todays world vs 1975...Yes I do need personal libability insurance. IMHO.
Oct 20, '07
I didn't think I needed it either, but after what happened to a co-worker of mine, I got some insurance.
And don't ever think your employer won't do it, because the employer is the one who turned her over to OLTC and notified the board of nursing.
At the moment she still has her license and is working but I don't think they're finished with the case yet.
And this girl did everything she was supposed to do to get this person some help after she made the mistake. And they still are throwing around the word "maltreatment".
And she did NOT have insurance. And still doesn't have it.
Last edit by catlynLPN on Oct 20, '07