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Authors James T. O'Reilly and Katharine Van Tassel begin by reviewing the responsibilities and liabilities of management, nurses and physicians in the second edition of, Litigating the Nursing Home Case.
This extensive reference then examines liability and regulatory issues from both defense and plaintiff's perspectives, including specific topics such as drug interaction and polypharmacy concerns, ulcers and infection problems, fall-related injuries, wandering and escape issues, assault and abuse, dehydration, choking, and more.
New topics in the second edition have been added, including:
This book is a must for both plaintiff's lawyers representing injured nursing home residents and for the lawyers defending nursing homes in these causes of action. The expanded second edition explains the medical-legal issues that are essential to litigating a nursing home case from both perspectives. Of note, new sections have been added that describe how nursing homes can enhance regulatory compliance to both avoid litigation and improve quality of care.