Each chapter in Nursing Home Litigation Investigation and Case Preparation, Second Edition has been revised and updated while new chapters have been added to provide detailed information on even more issues and cases in nursing home litigation. It is an excellent reference for your nursing home or eldercare litigation team including attorneys representing either plaintiffs or defendants, financial consultants, life care planners, and other specialists with perspectives from experienced attorneys, physicians, nursing consultants, pharmacists, and nursing home experts.
This book is composed of four specialized sections so you can quickly and easily find the information you need. Part One discusses legal strategies you and your team can utilize during the investigation and pretrial phases of nursing home cases including screening cases, special issues unique to assisted living and nursing home cases, and use of Legal Nurse Consultants. Part Two explains the liability issues that arise due to the nature of the nursing home setting including staffing concerns, services provided to residents, administrative liability, direct and indirect medical practitioner responsibility issues. Part Three describes common allegations of injury, illness and other liability issues that occur in nursing home cases including falls, skin trauma, infections, pharmacology issues, pain management, billing fraud, and records tampering. Part Four provides tips for defending nursing home, long-term care and assisted living facilities with information on defense perspectives and strategies on many types of nursing home cases as well as insurance adjusters' perspectives on nursing home cases pertaining to insurance claims.
This comprehensive text is a must-have legal and medical reference for everyone who works with nursing home, assisted living, long-term care, or elder law cases.
Nursing home liability
Nursing home administration liability
Claims adjuster’s perspectives
Use of legal nurse consultants
Investigation and pretrial considerations
Nursing practice in long-term care situations
Overview of the nursing home environment
Assisted living cases- special considerations
Falls and restraints
Wandering and Elopement
Pharmacology and the elderly
Tampering with medical records
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