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Why what nurses say about sedated patients does matter

Why what nurses say about sedated patients does matter | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Ethically speaking columnist reviews how one nurse deals with advocating for sedated patients even when other clinicians are mocking and insulting them.
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Torts – Statute of Limitations – General v. Professional Negligence | JD Supra

Manuel Nava v. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, et al. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (October 18, 2016) - Recently, in Flores v. Presbyterian Intercommunit
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Jury Sides With Family Over Missed Deadline in Medical Malpractice Suit

Jury Sides With Family Over Missed Deadline in Medical Malpractice Suit | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The jury found the family's now-decreased attorney would have won a medical malpractice suit if he did not let the statute of limitations expire.
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Workplace safety measures are a must for nurses

Workplace safety measures are a must for nurses | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Legal blogger Nancy Brent says employer's are responsible for workplace safety, but nurses also must do their part to create a safe work environment.
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Good article regarding workplace safety for nurses

 

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CMS Ban on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements on Hold for Now

CMS Ban on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements on Hold for Now | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Has CMS exceeded statutory authority by banning arbitration agreements in nursing home setting, American Health Care Association says YES
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Importance of Discovery Rule In Medical Malpractice Cases

Importance of Discovery Rule In Medical Malpractice Cases | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Statute of limitations sets the time limit within which a patient can sue for medical malpractice, but the clock doesn’t always start with th
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U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The decision, by the Department of Health and Human Services, would restore the right to legal action to 1.5 million nursing home residents.
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Medical Scope Sanitation Blamed for Patient Death in California

Medical Scope Sanitation Blamed for Patient Death in California | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The officials conducting a surprise spot check of California’s Huntington Hospital in August of 2015 discovered something much different than they were expecting when they found what they called a top to bottom failure of patient safety procedures.
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The Doctors Company: Malpractice Claims Down

The Doctors Company: Malpractice Claims Down | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Communication with patients, diagnosis still problems
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Internists more likely to face malpractice lawsuits for high-severity injuries than other physicians

Internists more likely to face malpractice lawsuits for high-severity injuries than other physicians | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
High-severity injuries account for 58 percent of medical malpractice claims against internal medicine physicians, compared to 34 percent of claims against physicians overall, according to a study from The Doctor's Company, a medical malpractice insurer.
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Nursing home abuse, physical or otherwise, is unacceptable, says AMAC

Nursing home abuse, physical or otherwise, is unacceptable, says AMAC | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Federal, state and local authorities need to use their
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This continues to be a big issue and problem with nursing homes.  Legal nurse consultants can play key roles in bringing corrupt homes to justice

 

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Legal-Ease:Statutes of limitation

Legal-Ease:Statutes of limitation | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Statutes of limitation are the laws that determine the length of time after an issue
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Hidden camera horror puts surveillance laws to test - InDaily

Hidden camera horror puts surveillance laws to test - InDaily | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
John Rau’s new surveillance laws will be tested in the wake of shocking hidden camera footage of a nursing home patient being abused by a carer, with the State Opposition and Senator Nick Xenophon joining a chorus calling for wider use of CCTV at aged care facilities.
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Judges decline to consider mother’s actions in med-mal case | The Indiana Lawyer

Judges decline to consider mother’s actions in med-mal case | The Indiana Lawyer | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a doctor’s argument that a patient’s mother served as an intervening cause to the loss of the patient’s kidney and instead upheld the rule that a parent’s alleged contributory negligence may not be imputed to a child’s medical malpractice claim. On Oct. 9, 2008, Mindy Lawless brought her 10-year-old son, Tyler Lawless, to see Dr. Jane E. Wilson because he was vomiting and had a fever. Tyler had undergone a kidney biopsy 10 days earlier, but Wilson determined . . .
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Attorney Reprimanded in Multimillion-Dollar Med Mal Case

Attorney Reprimanded in Multimillion-Dollar Med Mal Case | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The Statewide Grievance Panel has issued a reprimand against an attorney from Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, of Bridgeport, in a case filed against her by
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Judge Refuses to Seal Med Mal Settlement Record

Judge Refuses to Seal Med Mal Settlement Record | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
A Lackawanna County judge has refused to seal settlement records in a medical malpractice case, saying defendants’ concerns about the potential impact o
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Anatomy of a Lawsuit Part IV: Learn the Jury Trial, the Soul of the Case

Anatomy of a Lawsuit Part IV: Learn the Jury Trial, the Soul of the Case | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Only a small fraction of healthcare liability lawsuits end up being full-blown medical malpractice trials, but it is critical to know the process in case you
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Colorado’s New Assisted Suicide Law Will Have Massive Abuses, Target People Not Even “Terminally Ill”

Colorado’s New Assisted Suicide Law Will Have Massive Abuses, Target People Not Even “Terminally Ill” | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Colorado's New Assisted Suicide Law Will Have Massive Abuses, Target People Not Even "Terminally Ill"
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Advocate for patients by adhering to advance directives

Advocate for patients by adhering to advance directives | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Readers have made several comments about advance directives, including that sometimes they are not followed by hospital staff.
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"Readers have made several comments about advance directives, including that sometimes they are not followed by hospital staff."

 

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Working 4 You: Nursing Home Employees Solicit Signatures for Medical Tort Reform from Residents

Working 4 You: Nursing Home Employees Solicit Signatures for Medical Tort Reform from Residents | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Family members and an opposition group to an effort to limit damages and attorneys fees in medical malpractice suits voice concerns over the fact that nursing home employees have 
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Baker & Gilchrist Launches Scholarship Program to Raise Awareness About Medical Malpractice - Press Release - Digital Journal

The firm is encouraging high school seniors, college students, and future medical professionals in other types of vocational programs to submit an essay or video detailing fresh ideas to combat the alarming statistics related to medical errors. The top applicants will receive scholarships of:
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Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice

Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
It is sadistic to use the public school system to engage in a medical gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people.
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Demand for medical malpractice insurance to spike in the next five years

Demand for medical malpractice insurance to spike in the next five years | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Demand for medical malpractice insurance to spike in the next five years
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Gary Rotstein's What's New in Aging blog | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gary Rotstein's What's New in Aging blog | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
News, trends and forecasts on aging issues from health insurance, retirement and employment to research and public policy as part of the PG's Aging Edge section.
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Gary Rotstein's What's New in Aging blog | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

 

 

This continues to be an issue with nursing homes and patients over lawsuites.  This article looks at how nursing homes are trying to protect themselves.

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P.E.I. judge says no evidence of malpractice

P.E.I. judge says no evidence of malpractice | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
A woman who sued several doctors for medical malpractice has had the case against them dismissed after a judge ruled she didn’t have any evidence to prove her case.
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