Nurse Practitioner Case Study: Missed test result notification leads to delayed colon cancer diagnosis
Relying entirely on your employer’s medical malpractice insurance may be a mistake. For example, if a malpractice claim is filed against you and your employer, and your interests conflict with your employer’s, your employer’s insurance company is most likely going to back your employer. Or there may be serious gaps in your employer’s malpractice insurance. If multiple parties from your workplace are named as defendants in a malpractice lawsuit, your employer’s limits of liability may not adequately protect you, leaving you responsible for paying the difference. This medical malpractice case study and risk management strategies, presented by NSO and CNA, involves a family nurse practitioner (FNP) who was working in a physician-owned internal medicine office and almost made the mistake of relying on her employer’s insurance.