Issues and Trends in Health Care Security Litigation


For many HCFs, it is becoming more challenging to maintain security in their facilities. HCFs face increasing security threats, often related to behavioral issues and opioid addictions, which may increase their risk of facing a negligent security lawsuit. Having a comprehensive, continuously evolving security program in place can play a significant role in preventing security threats and increasing a HCF’s ability to protect itself from liability.

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Tina Kristof is a healthcare attorney working out of Houston, Texas. She earned her J.D. with a Health Law Specialization from Boston University School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Ms. Kristof is admitted to practice law in Texas, California and Massachusetts. Previously, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Walmart Stores, Inc., Staff Attorney at Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, and Health Policy Manager at Wellpoint Health Networks. Ms. Kristof may be reached at or (281) 725-0444.

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