Litigation

5 tips for abuse and incident response in long-term care

5 tips for abuse and incident response in long-term care

By

Allow me to share a little long-term care humor to brighten your day. Did you hear the one about the long-term care resident who kept unplugging her roommate's ventilator?

Ask the legal expert ... about email privacy

Ask the legal expert ... about email privacy

By

Are emails between nursing staff and supervisors commenting on a resident's status — such as cautions about keeping an eye on a resident who ultimately falls into a bad condition (pressure ulcer, etc.) — considered protected "work product" that can't be used in legal-case research?

Kentucky lawsuit clarity: Better than bourbon

Kentucky lawsuit clarity: Better than bourbon

By

Kentucky may well be remembered for something better than its bourbon and horse races. In early February, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill where the claimants have to go before a review panel prior to filing suit against a nursing home.

Terminations without litigation in the nursing home industry: Part Three

Terminations without litigation in the nursing home industry: Part Three

Terminations today pose far more legal risk than they did even 20 years ago. Irrespective of the size of the employer, a disgruntled employee who has been involuntarily terminated is likely to challenge the termination through a myriad of legal avenues.

Terminations without litigation in the nursing home industry: Part Two

Terminations without litigation in the nursing home industry: Part Two

It is important for employers to create documents throughout the course of an employee's employment that could ultimately provide support for termination decisions.

Wound care cases can be won, attorney emphasizes

Wound care cases can be won, attorney emphasizes

By

Document, document, document: That's the key to avoiding costly wound care mishaps in a nursing facility, an attorney told McKnight's Online Expo participants Thursday.

West Virginia courts incorrectly applied federal law in nursing home arbitration cases, U.S. Supreme Court rules

The West Virginia Supreme Court must re-examine a major ruling that make nursing home arbitration agreements invalid, according to a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday.

Fear of lawsuits spurs more costly care, survey, experts find

Fear of lawsuits spurs more costly care, survey, experts find

One of the major factors for rising healthcare costs is that providers are, by their own admission, offering their patients too much care, according to a recent survey.

Don't miss any McKnight's news