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TBI Levels of Consciousness

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

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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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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Analyzing Medical Records/Pain and Suffering Reports

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Analyzing Records for Damages “The proof is in the pudding.” “The devil is in the details.” You know those expressions – they remind us that cases are won and lost on the details. The detail-oriented inspection of medical records is time-consuming yet rewarding in revealing what happened to a patient as a result of… Read More »

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Heterotopic Ossification

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Heterotopic Ossification – Bones Gone Awry One of the dreaded complications of trauma and surgery, heterotopic ossification (HO) can cause significant discomfort for patients. This process creates bone where there should be none – in muscle, soft tissue, tendons, ligaments, skin, muscle, fascia, or virtually in any part of connective tissue. HO is also… Read More »

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Hospital Acquired Infections and Nursing Home UTI’s

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Healthcare Associated Infections and Death: Catheter Use and Urinary Tract Infections A Massachusetts settlement of $2 million resulted after a seventy-seven year-old woman died from septic shock. The nursing home resident was transferred to the defendant’s facility for rehabilitation following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision. She arrived with a Foley catheter and… Read More »

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Nursing: High Risk, Demanding Job

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

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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