Nursing Home Litigation for Neglect and Abuse: What Lawyers Need to Know About Nursing Home Records

Our current population is aging and the nursing home resident population is going to skyrocket. Today there are 40 million people over age 65 and this number will grow exponentially because of the baby boom between 1945 and 1955.  Therefore, the number of victims of neglect and abuse, which already exceeds 300,000 per year will grow accordingly.

The Nature of Nursing Homes

The customers have resident status.but require medical, rehabilitation and nursing services for:

  • chronic illness
  • permanent disability
  • cognitive deficit

Government records show that there are ten common mishaps occurring due to negligence to 25% of all nursing home residents across America:

  • Falls
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Wandering
  • Skin breakdown
  • Infection
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Over-filling of stomach and aspiration
  • Blood clots in the leg.

The common injuries from those mishaps are:

  • Head trauma with brain hemorrhage
  • Fractures of the hips, spine, limbs and ribs
  • Large multiple pressure ulcers with exposure of muscle and bone; with infection and gangrene
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Pulmonary emboli
  • Death

Eight-Hour Seminar/webinar Workshop

Our Nursing Home Litigation Workshop will help you to

  • Screen cases effectively
  • Present evidence for early settlement
  • Evaluate the quality of care
  • Interpret government statistics
  • Ask the right questions at deposition and trial

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