We might soon start to see the emergence of a divestiture trend based less on undesirable holdings and more on undesirable locales. The obvious choices will be cities and states with a plaintiff-friendly reputation, where lawsuit risks can rise dramatically.
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?
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 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 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.
It is important for employers to create documents throughout the course of an employee's employment that could ultimately provide support for termination decisions.
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 rulesFebruary 22, 2012
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.
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.