Spinal cord injuries cause devastating injuries. Lawsuits may result with the injuries occurred as the result of someone’s negligence: falls on someone’s icy sidewalk or in a healthcare facility, or injury from motor vehicle crashes, for example.
Paralysis from a spinal cord injury causes major emotional, physical, and also financial damages.
Despite improvements in early recognition and treatment, spinal cord injury remains a devastating event, which can also produce a severe and permanent disability. Be sure to listen to Charles Fleisher’s podcast, which was 254, about how he ended up paralyzed after a car accident and how his life was forever changed.
Listen in as Pat Iyer chats about these points
- The three distinct factors of rapid response preparedness
- What are the first things nurses must do is to assess the patient?
- Some of the devastating cauda equina symptoms
- The tragic case I worked on of a young man whose blood was drawn in a clinic.
- Tips about our role helping attorneys with a case of a patient dropped during transfer
Related Product: The book is called Safeguard Your Ambulatory Care Practice
When I had an opportunity to teach a program on legal issues for the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, I realized there are a lot of practice issues that affect nurses in clinics, same day surgery units, office practices, and also urgent care centers. I put together a book that will help you analyze cases in these settings.
The book is called Safeguard Your Ambulatory Care Practice. This text highlights the legal risks of nurses who work in a wide variety of ambulatory care settings: clinics, medical offices or telephone triage and also other settings. It focuses on one of the high-risk aspects of medical care: ambulatory care risk management.
Pat Iyer has been a legal nurse consultant since 1987. She also built a successful LNC business that was filled with loyal attorney clients who returned over and over with cases.