Liability Of Owners And Managers Of Nursing Homes

When people think of a business owner, they imagine one person or perhaps a small group of people. This is often not the case with nursing homes. Many homes have restructured in a way to best avoid liability for their adverse actions. While running from the consequences of injuring elders may seem repugnant, this is the reality of the nursing …

Deep Tissue V. Pressure Injury

In nursing home negligence the nursing home often will try to argue that pressure ulcers are actually deep tissue injuries. This argument is essentially a claim that the injury was caused by something other than pressure building up on the area. This however is a very flawed argument, as deep tissue injuries and pressure ulcers are essentially the same thing. …

Personal Jurisdiction Over The Parent Company

Due to the complex chain of nursing home ownership, claims often are litigated in federal court. In some cases there can be an issue with establishing personal jurisdiction over the parent company of the nursing home. In order to establish personal jurisdiction a couple things must be present. First is that the defendant must be, “amenable to service of process …

Not To Answer Instructions At Depositions

Depositions can be very time-consuming and expensive, but are typically also crucial to a plaintiff’s case. The burden of depositions can be particularly cumbersome if defense attorneys instruct their client not to answer some questions. Fortunately for plaintiffs, the law actually prevents defense attorneys from giving this instruction in many cases. It specifically notes that the defense attorney’s presence and …