Barbara Forshier, RN, BSN, JD
Editor’s Note: The Author is an Attorney for Nurses
Nurses frequently ask me whether or not they should have their own professional liability insurance. The answer is yes, you should carry your own insurance. You insure your home, your car, your health, why would you not insure your ability to practice your profession, your livelihood? Some nurses “have heard” that if you carry malpractice insurance you are more likely to be sued in a medical malpractice case. This is not true.
Now, you may ask, what about my employer, don’t they cover me?
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