Increasing Liability on Healthcare Organizations


One recently settled lawsuit indicates increasing liability on healthcare organizations and growing responsibility on the shoulders of emergency managers. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one large hospital organization was closely examined and scrutinized for their preparation and response to natural disaster. The lawsuit alleged that the hospital failed to prepare for a “foreseeable” event.

In today’s litigious environment, the $25 million settlement shows an increased threat that healthcare facilities may incur liability for inadequate emergency planning and preparation. Water disruption is foreseeable not only for large scale disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes but also for more common events such as water main breaks and boil water advisories.

First Water Systems offers a complete solution for managing water disruption events in your facility or community.

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