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Blaming the Victim: Challenges of COPD Treatment and Subsequent Lawsuits

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive respiratory conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, characterized by airflow obstruction and symptoms such as shortness of breath, chronic cough, and sputum production. A recent Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Hospital Can Be Liable for Employee Following Instructions from Non-Employee, Private Attending Physician

In New York, there are two situations where a hospital may be held liable for the acts of a hospital employee who was following instructions given by a private attending physician who is not a hospital employee: (1) the hospital … Continue reading

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Professional Judgment Pattern Jury Instruction Applied to Nurses

An appellate court in Colorado addressed a novel question: can a pattern jury instruction on judgment calls that usually only applies to doctors be expanded to include nurses. The trial court instructed the jury that, “A physician or nurse does … Continue reading

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