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Dec 01, 2014

Using Immediate Jeopardy Findings in Nursing Home Litigation

2019-06-11T07:06:23-05:00Categories: Nursing Home Law|Tags: , , , , , |

State and federal laws require nursing homes to provide reasonable and proper care to its residents. If a nursing home fails to provide an appropriate standard of care the state or federal inspector may issue a citation for “immediate jeopardy.” Immediate jeopardy refers to circumstances where the nursing home’s failure to comply with a safety [...]

Oct 01, 2014

Request for Production of Records

2019-06-11T07:06:25-05:00Categories: Nursing Home Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Access to the proper records and documentation is key to any claim of nursing negligence. State and federal court rules of civil procedure allow plaintiffs to issue a Request for Production of Records after they file their Petition for Damages. Doing so allows the plaintiff to access documents he or she may not already possess. [...]

Aug 15, 2014

Payment Sources for Nursing Home Care

2019-06-11T07:06:27-05:00Categories: Nursing Home Law|Tags: , , , |

Nursing homes receive payments from a variety of sources. They then use the payments to provide the staff, medical equipment and facilities necessary to fulfill the needs of their residents. In fact, nursing homes are paid from both government and private sources. But in order for facilities to receive funds from the government they must [...]

Jul 15, 2014

Overview of a Nursing Home

2019-06-11T07:06:28-05:00Categories: Nursing Home Law|Tags: , , , |

The number of individuals in nursing homes is projected to greatly increase as people live longer. Currently, there are approximately 1.5 million people currently in nursing homes and this number is projected to triple in the next twenty-five years.  Moreover, advances in medicine continue to extend life expectancy meaning that nursing home residents stay longer [...]