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The Most Common Reasons Mental Health Professionals Get Sued

October 2nd, 2019

Mental health professionals face lawsuits every day for small acts of negligence or perhaps big cases of intentional harm. From exploitation of patients to improper dosing of medication, the suit can quickly turn into malpractice. These are some common reasons mental health professionals face lawsuits. Improper medication and dosing Negligence is one of the most…(read more)

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Estate Planning For Mental Health Practitioners

September 18th, 2019

Estate planning is crucial for everyone, but especially so for someone who owns a business or a medical practice. Dealing with a death is hard for anyone surrounding the tragedy, so in some cases, it might be difficult to focus on management and paperwork afterward. People will be mourning, so it is a great idea…(read more)

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The Real Cost of Lawsuits on Licensed Social Workers

September 4th, 2019

Licensed social workers facing lawsuits know the challenge of operating a practice while fighting through the legal process. The situation places a lot of stress on their ability to work, as well as take care of employees and patients. Lawsuits can happen for any number of reasons. In addition, clients involved in lawsuits themselves could,…(read more)

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When Mental Health Professionals Should Seek Mediation in Business Disputes

August 24th, 2019

Mediation is an informal dispute arrangement where an experienced mediator bridges gaps between two parties. It’s a process to avoid costly and lengthy court proceedings. The hope for anyone going through mediation is that the mediator will hear both sides and be able to provide a fair resolution each side can agree to. Mediation is…(read more)

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Why Licensed Social Workers Need Legal Representation

August 7th, 2019

Social workers will likely face different legal issues over the course of their careers. Despite their desire to help or improve society in some way, needing legal representation comes with the territory. For an lsw attorney, New Jersey cases often require expertise and experience. Without proper legal protection a social worker’s ability to work and…(read more)

Tips for Mental Health Professionals Facing Subpoenas

July 17th, 2019

Most therapists and other mental health professionals will have to deal with subpoenas at some point in their careers. The first thing they feel is usually anxiety, fear of what’s to come. Additionally, the pressure of the legal system comes down on them and sometimes provokes an immediate response. Either they totally ignore the subpoena,…(read more)

Legal Risks Nurses Face on a Regular Basis

July 3rd, 2019

Many people get into nursing with the best of intentions. They want to help others by providing quality medical care. Additionally, nurses put in long hours working hard to treat others. Legal risks are an unfortunate reality of the work they do. However, at some point in most nurses’ careers, they’ll be faced with legal…(read more)

Protect Your Mental Health Professional License by Going Over These 2 Things with Your Attorney

June 19th, 2019

When a mental health professional’s license is under threat, everything within their power should be done to protect it. Mental health professionals work hard to earn their licenses so they can serve the public and do what they love. Eventually, though, almost every mental health practitioner runs into a legal dispute that could affect their…(read more)

New Jersey Law Firm: Locality Matters

June 5th, 2019

Bowne-Barry & Barry New Jersey Law Firm: Locality Matters (=new jersey law firm) Being involved in a legal matter is something many people can relate to. However, mental health practitioners face higher levels of legal liability due to being self-employed. They often have something come up at their practice that pushes them to start searching…(read more)

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Changes To NJSA Mental Health Immunity Act

May 22nd, 2019

Attention NJ Mental Health Professionals!   Be aware of recent revisions to NJ’s Duty to Warn Statute, NJSA 2A:62A-16 Our mental health professional clients often consult with us regarding whether they have incurred a duty to warn or protect third parties from threats made by their clients. We want them to be aware that New Jersey’s…(read more)