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Lawsuit brings to light importance of adhering to disabilities act

After their son passes away, his parents, who are deaf, and his sister file a lawsuit alleging the hospital violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and state law.
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Health column: Determining the right level of care | News | fauquier.com

Health column: Determining the right level of care | News | fauquier.com | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
It is never easy to make a decision on the right level of care. Below are some basic tips on when and where patients should go for care, in order
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How to Recognize Nursing Home Neglect and What to Do About It | Greenville, OBX & Rocky Mount Legal Examiner | Greenville, OBX & Rocky Mount North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Recognize Nursing Home Neglect and What to Do About It | Greenville, OBX & Rocky Mount Legal Examiner | Greenville, OBX & Rocky Mount North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Anyone who spots such potential signs of nursing home neglect has the legal right to report the situation to staff supervisors, a social worker, the facility administrator, and state and federal regulators.
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Life Care Planners and the Services They Provide

Life Care Planners and the Services They Provide | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Earlier, we spent some time discussing the important role that life care planners fill in cases where catastrophic injury took place, covering topics such as the manner in which they collaborate with attorneys in the legal arena, and their expertise regarding Medicare Set Asides. However, the extent of their work spans a larger scope, so we decided to take this opportunity to expand upon this topic and examine other services offered by life care planners.
Cost Analysis and Breakdown
Relying on their in-depth familiarity of medical services, life care planners are able
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Nursing Home Facilities Shrug Off Fines, Fail to Improve Patient Care

Nursing Home Facilities Shrug Off Fines, Fail to Improve Patient Care | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Many people trust the care of their loved ones to nursing home facilities without giving it much thought. After all, there are safety standards and regulations that they need to follow, right? Well, it might come as a nasty shock for many to learn that while there are certainly standards and laws in place for nursing home facilities, these are enforced weakly and largely toothless.
For example, after much debate that centered on a ban for anonymous complaints towards nursing home facilities, the Attorney General in Pennsylvania recently performed a year-long
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Even More Major Medical Technology Hazards in 2018

Even More Major Medical Technology Hazards in 2018 | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
During our last post, we went over the main medical technology hazards that can lead to medical malpractice in 2018. This post continues that discussion by highlight additional hazards that the ERCI Institute has identified as the major emerging threats in its annually-published list.
Remember that if you need more specific or in-depth information, you can always reach out to a qualified legal nurse consultant. Do not hesitate to call us directly at Legal Nurse Consultants USA, LLC.
Missed Alarm Notifications
Alarm notification systems have been increasingly used by healthcare organizations and
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Informed consent 1: legal basis and implications for practice | Clinical

Informed consent 1: legal basis and implications for practice | Clinical | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The law on informed consent in adults has recently changed. This article, the first of two on informed consent, explains how the law has evolved and how it applies to nursing practice
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Report: Medical malpractice cases take too long, cost taxpayer too much

Report: Medical malpractice cases take too long, cost taxpayer too much | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Review of province's medical liability system calls for much-needed reforms
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Medical malpractice cases take too long and cost taxpayers too much, report finds | The Star

Medical malpractice cases take too long and cost taxpayers too much, report finds | The Star | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Retired Justice Stephen Goudge finds cases take close to seven years to wind through the courts, almost five years to reach settlements, and costs have jumped by up to 700 per cent.
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5 Wilson Elser Lawyers Jump to Weber Gallagher Med Mal Group

5 Wilson Elser Lawyers Jump to Weber Gallagher Med Mal Group | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
I really didn’t need a national platform and all that came with that so Weber was a nice fit partner Ken Brown said.
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Legal advice: I don't want to put my mother in a nursing home

Legal advice: I don't want to put my mother in a nursing home | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
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Florida to lawyers: What medical malpractice insurance crisis? –

Florida to lawyers: What medical malpractice insurance crisis? – | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it

Florida's cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractices casess remained valid and unchallenged until recently, when an injured patient successfully

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Marshall Islands cell tower victim sues for malpractice | Radio New Zealand News

Marshall Islands cell tower victim sues for malpractice | Radio New Zealand News | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
A Marshallese man who was discharged from Majuro hospital's emergency room without treatment for his broken neck has sued the Ministry of Health for malpractice.
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The Link Between Physician Burnout and Medical Errors | Managed Healthcare Executive

The Link Between Physician Burnout and Medical Errors | Managed Healthcare Executive | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
A new Stanford University School of Medicine study sheds light on how physician burnout impacts medical errors.
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The Opioid Epidemic and Medical Malpractice Suits

The Opioid Epidemic and Medical Malpractice Suits | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The opioid crisis in the U. S. continues to ravage the nation, and it shows no signs of slowing down. According to the CDC, the opioid crisis carries an economic burden of over $70 billion on an annual basis, and about 90 Americans die of an opioid overdose each day.
The opioid epidemic is a complex problem with no simple solution. However, many have shifted their attention to the source of the crisis, or rather to the bigger contributing factors behind the epidemic. Most critics point the finger at the
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Key Things To Know About Medicare Set Asides

Key Things To Know About Medicare Set Asides | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
In personal injury cases where there is a third party responsible for the accident, Medicare adopts the position of secondary payer. This means that Medicare has a vested interest in the expenses incurred by the injured party, both present and future costs. A Medicare Set Aside arrangement is one such mechanism which Medicare relies on to protect its vested interest.
A  Medicare Set Aside is an arrangement where money from a settlement set aside to pay for future expenses that would otherwise be covered by Medicare. This arrangement can be required
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Medical Chronologies in Medical Malpractice Cases

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When it comes to medical malpractice cases, just like other personal injury cases, the burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. This can be difficult for many, as medical malpractice cases often involve complex medical issues. The fact of the matter is, most people cannot be reasonably expected to wield the robust type of medical expertise required to back up their claims.
This is where medical chronologies can play a pivotal role. A medical chronology is a detailed type of report which illustrates all pertinent information via a timeline. These are
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Medical Malpractice: Exploring Common Errors and Oversights

Medical Malpractice: Exploring Common Errors and Oversights | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Broadly speaking, medical malpractice is defined as act (or an omission) by a doctor or medical professional which results in or causes injury to a patient. While most people trust the medical professionals around them, the alarming truth is that medical malpractice is not an uncommon occurrence. In this post, we’ve decided to explore some of the main areas where doctors routinely make mistakes or oversights, leading to malpractice suits.
Surgical Mistakes
These types of mistakes usually carry severe implications for patients, and are the exact type of injuries many have in
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Major Medical Technology Hazards in 2018

Major Medical Technology Hazards in 2018 | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
While medical technology advancements can offer new ways to increase length and quality of life for patients, novel approaches come with their own set of risks. When improperly used or inadequately implemented, new technologies can foster conditions that lead to medical malpractice.
The ERCI Institute tracks these risks and published an annual list where they identify the top 10 emerging health technology hazards. This post looks at some of those hazards in greater detail, providing a quick overview of each one. Being aware of these hazards can help you and your
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Doctor Guilty of Felony for Medical Malpractice | Sarasota Legal Examiner | Sarasota Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

Doctor Guilty of Felony for Medical Malpractice | Sarasota Legal Examiner | Sarasota Florida Personal Injury Lawyer | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it

In perhaps one of the most egregious malpractice cases I have ever witnessed, Christopher Duntsch was convicted of a first-degree felony for harming a

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Deaf student's injury caused by negligence, not malpractice | Florida Record

Deaf student's injury caused by negligence, not malpractice | Florida Record | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
The Florida Supreme Court entered a ruling on April 26 that injuries sustained as a result of the use of a restraint maneuver on a patient at The National Deaf Academy were the result of negligence rather than medical malpractice.
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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Sepsis – Later Clinical Studies – Nursing Claims –

Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Sepsis – Later Clinical Studies – Nursing Claims – | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
Even though the three clinical studies presented by defendants were published four and five years after plaintiff’s treatment, since the studies show that the results of “standard treatment” and th…
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Boy in coma for 4 years due to medical error in Dubai - Khaleej Times

Boy in coma for 4 years due to medical error in Dubai - Khaleej Times | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it
If found guilty of the charges, the doctors could be jailed for up to two years.
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3 links in the chain: Employee engagement, patient satisfaction & malpractice claims

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Greater staff engagement leads to improved patient satisfaction and lower medical malpractice claim rates, according to the findings of a recent Willis Towers Watson survey.

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Nurse struck off after unlawfully giving patient drug once used in USA executions - Gazette Live

Nurse struck off after unlawfully giving patient drug once used in USA executions - Gazette Live | Legal Nurse Consultant | Scoop.it

Judith Peacock gave a hospice patient the sedative Midazolam when she had no authorisation to do so
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