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Legal Issues in Nursing Series: Stages of a Lawsuit

Document Type: Video


Medical malpractice lawsuits start 1 to 2 years after the adverse event occurred and finish several years after that. In this video, learn about:

  • the multiple stages of a lawsuit
  • the statute of limitations
  • how it will be determined whether the nurse met the standard of care.

The Legal Issues in Nursing: Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge 4-part educational series was developed for Licensed Practical Nurse members of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) by Chris Rokosh, RN, PNC(C), of Connect Medical Legal Experts.