NY: Nurse not covered Dr.-employer's policy: nurses should have their own professional ins.
COURT'S OPINION: The Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, disagreed with the motions court and found, inter alia, that there was no evidence whatsoever that Nurse Cohen or Dr. Gardner were intended to be covered where the employee was neither named or covered by endorsement.
Editor's Note: This represents a classic illustration as to why every nurse should have her own professional liability insurance. It is relatively inexpensive, and no nurse should practice without it! Cohen v. Medical Malpractice Ins. Pool of N. Y. State, 2008-NY-114.2008 (11/12/2008) -NY (2008).
A. David Tammelleo JD Editor & Publisher
Meet the Editor & Publisher: A. David Tammelleo, JD, is a nationally recognized authority on health care law. Practicing law for over 40 years, he concentrates in health care law with the Rhode Island firm of A. David Tammelleo & Associates. He has presented seminars on medical, nursing and hospital law throughout the United States. In addition to his writings as Editor of Medical Law's, Nursing Law's & Hospital Law's Regan Reports, his legal articles have been published in the most prestigious health law journals. A prolific writer, his thousands of articles, as well as his achievements as an attorney and lecturer, have won him recognition in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Marquis Who Who in American Law, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World
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|Title Annotation:||Legal Case Briefs for Nurses|
|Author:||Tammelleo, A. David|
|Publication:||Nursing Law's Regan Report|
|Article Type:||Case overview|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2008|
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