Special Delivery: Pregnant Patients and Liability Risk

Are pregnant patients your riskiest population?  Recent jury verdicts and settlements suggest the answer is “yes”.  Nick, an EMS operations captain for one of the largest county-based ALS first response agencies in Georgia, and Samantha, an attorney for one of the...

Please Don’t Help Me: Non-Resuscitation Decisions at the Scene

At times, patients and their families don’t call 911 for our clinical acuity and our life-saving skills.  What they really need is our understanding of their end-of-life decisions and respect for their dignity.  Increasingly, providers are subject to legal liability...

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