YMW Nurse Attorney Served as a Featured Speaker
Yates, McLamb & Weyher, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based litigation firm, announces today that firm partner and registered nurse Shirley Pruitt was the keynote speaker at the September meeting for the Association of Operating Room Nurses – Coastal Carolina Chapter. Her keynote covered key areas of concern to nurses in medical malpractice suits including:
- Issues specific to the operating room that may lead to a lawsuit
- Strategies to decrease the risk of being named individually in a malpractice suit
- The nurses’ role in defending the hospital/clinic against a lawsuit
Pruitt is a regular speaker on legal issues concerning the nursing profession. Her background includes being a charter member of the Neonatal-Pediatric Transport Team at the Medical University of South Carolina. As a transport nurse, she cared for critically ill newborns and children during helicopter, fixed wing, and land transports. Pruitt joined the law firm of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. in 1992 and is a partner in the firm. She concentrates her practice in medical malpractice defense, particularly the defense of obstetric cases involving infants with cerebral palsy. She also represents healthcare professionals before licensing boards.
About Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.:
Formed in 1983, Yates, McLamb & Weyher represents civil litigation defendants in cases focusing on medical malpractice, professional and general liability, construction litigation, products liability, insurance coverage and auto negligence. Founding partners Dan J. McLamb and Barbara B. Weyher shared a vision and built a firm characterized by legal expertise and skill, tenacity in defense of their clients’ interests, and civility and professionalism in the practice of law. Today the firm has 29 lawyers. Visit www.ymwlaw.com for more information.