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Hospital Acquired Infections and Nursing Home UTI’s

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

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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Road Rage

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Road Rage: The Deadly Cause of Crashes Many of us are angrier than we were several years ago. Stress, weariness with restrictions, loneliness, irritability, frustration, increased alcohol consumption, poor anger management skills – we can blame the pandemic for changing our coping behavior. We have read about air rage in airplanes (refusing to wear… 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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Elder Abuse

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Reporting Incidents of Elder Abuse “No, you can’t pretend it did not happen. Yes, we have to report it.” This conversation between a caregiver and an administrator takes place in some healthcare facilities after a patient is injured. The fear of being fired, fined, cited, or sued results in hiding a percentage of incidents…. Read More »

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Heterotopic Ossification

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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Devastating Dog Bites

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Devastating Dog Bites “OH, what a cute little doggy!” the child coos. That cute little doggy latches onto the child’s face, sometimes with catastrophic results. The anatomy of the dog’s mouth is responsible for the damage created. The dog’s front teeth grab and compress tissue, and the smaller teeth can also tear the skin…. Read More »

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