Premises liability

J Med Pract Manage. 2001 Jan-Feb;16(4):201-5.


Premises liability is an often-overlooked legal consideration. Financially destructive cases brought against practices by patients or visitors can be avoided by creating a safe work environment and clearly labeling potentially harmful locales in and around the office in which you work. This article discusses clear ways any physician or office manager can avoid major legal problems by paying close attention to the needs and rights of office invitees. The focus of any physician considering insurance should include not only malpractice insurance but also premises liability insurance.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Humans
  • Liability, Legal*
  • Physicians' Offices / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Practice Management, Medical / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Risk Management*
  • Theft
  • United States