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Distracted driving 11.30.22

Distracted Driving and MVA

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Distracted Driving – Means You Too Do you talk on a hands-free phone, talk on a hand-held phone, read text messages, send text messages or use social media – while driving? Do you eat, talk, smoke, or scroll through your car’s infotainment center? Responses from American drivers in 2021 showed that 52.5% reported eating… Read More »

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TBI Levels of Consciousness

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Is the Patient Conscious? Different levels of Consciousness in Brain Injury Cases Evaluation of conscious pain and suffering depends on a careful analysis of medical records and first answering the question of whether the patient was conscious. Consider this case: Terry Palache was a policeman who responded to a burglary scene. One of the… Read More »

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Medical Cost Projection as Lower Cost Option

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Medical Cost Projections vs. Life Care Plans As the courts open back up and cases are moving forward, effective strategies for settlement are even more important to consider. Life Care Plans (LCP) and Medical Cost Projections (MCP) are often used to ensure that all potential monetary recovery for future care is investigated and protected…. Read More »

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Maternal Deaths

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Maternal Death – A National Tragedy Maternal deaths in the United States in 1960 were 37 per 100,000 births with a decline during the 1980s into the late 1990s where it leveled off at nine per 100,000 births. After 1997, the rate of maternal deaths began rising again until 2008 when it plateaued at… Read More »

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Danger in the Workplace

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The Dangers of the Workplace   When three Amazon workers died in one month in one state (New Jersey), that got our attention. Is that a high rate or a low rate for this type of work? In 2019, 5,333 workers died in the U.S, and about 20% of the worker fatalities occurred in… Read More »

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Violence Against Healthcare Workers

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Workplace Violence against Healthcare Workers We are learning that attacks on medical personnel are relatively common, yet go largely unreported due to a culture of silence amongst the profession. “In the USA, 70–74% of workplace assaults occur in healthcare settings” (Violence Against Healthcare Workers: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7531183/). The phenomenon is increasing not only in the U.S…. Read More »

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Nursing Home Staffing

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Low Staffing and Turnover in Nursing Homes Covid-19 and its many implications has and continues to profoundly impact nursing homes. Quality of care, infection control measures, shortages of personal protective equipment, staffing, deaths, and turnover are all affected. One of the easiest quality related measures to track is staffing. Even before 2020, The Centers… Read More »

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COVID Nursing Home Injury

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COVID and Nursing Home Injury With the heightened awareness of elder abuse and the increase in nursing home injury, we are all concerned about the care older adults are receiving. Regardless of the setting, there is a lot of discussion around the care, or lack thereof, related to COVID-19. We are discussing and reviewing… Read More »

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Mastering the Technology of Virtual Depositions

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Mastering the Technology of Virtual Depositions We’ve rapidly transitioned to a virtual world where different communication rules apply. Your expert witnesses will have questions about how they can perform effectively in a virtual deposition. (By virtual deposition, I’m referring to one conducted using the internet on a platform like Zoom.) Don’t leave this critical… Read More »

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Nursing: High Risk, Demanding Job

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Nursing: High Risk, Demanding Job There is no doubt nursing is a difficult, demanding profession, and COVID-19 has added to the demands placed on nurses every day. The issues they face have a direct impact on patient safety, medical errors, and medical and nursing malpractice. Here are 4 of the biggest issues nurses grapple… Read More »

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