North Carolina verdict

A Davidson County jury awarded one of the largest civil judgments in the past 20 years Thursday when it found a Lexington nursing home responsible for mistreatment of an Alzheimer’s disease patient. After three days of testimony and three hours of deliberations, the jury unanimously decided that Living Centers – Southeast Inc., the former owners

Discovery of other resident’s charts

In cases where the medical records contain peripheral, non medical information, courts have ruled such information is not privileged. See Ashford vs Brunswich Psychiatric Center, 456 NYS 2d 96, (1982), Moore vs St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, 452 NYS2d 669 (1982). Notes written by a nurse are generally not protected by the physician-patient privilege. See Weis

Hip fractures

Hip Fractures Among Older Adults More than 95% of hip fractures among adults ages 65 and older are caused by falls (Grisso et al. 1991). These injuries can cause severe health problems and lead to reduced quality of life and premature death (Wolinsky et al. 1997; Hall et al. 2000). How big is the problem?

Problem of falls in nursing homes

Falls in Nursing Homes How big is the problem? In 2003, 1.5 million people 65 and older lived in nursing homes (National Center for Health Statistics 2005). If current rates continue, by 2030 this number will rise to about 3 million (Sahyoun et al. 2002). Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports

Arbitration denied

SHARON OSTROFF, Individually and as Power of Attorney for Lillian Restine, Plaintiff, v. ALTERRA HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, Defendant. CIVIL ACTION NO. 05-6187 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50730 July 25, 2006, Decided Sharon Ostroff, individually and as power of attorney for Lillian Restine, her mother, filed suit

Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

15. Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Clinical Guideline Number 15 AHCPR Publication No. 95-0652: December 1994 Foreword The incidence of pressure ulcers is sufficiently high, especially among certain high-risk groups, to warrant concern among health care providers. These groups include elderly patients admitted to the hospital for femoral fracture (66-percent incidence) and


Contact us for a free legal consultation!