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A GREAT WAY FOR NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEYS TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT FACILITIES SFF- SPECIAL FOCUS FACILITY PROGRAM

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

A new webpage from CMS offers a list of nursing homes that have a history of serious quality issues. The Special Focus Facility program has been developed in order to stimulate improvements in the quality of care in these facilities. Most nursing homes have deficiencies as cited by CMS; the average is six to seven… Read More »

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Are Jobs in the Legal Industry at Risk due to AI? How to Take Advantage of AI.

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Artificial intelligence (AI) has developed rapidly in recent years. The idea of AI becoming a part of our everyday reality is no longer a far-fetched fantasy. On the contrary, the utility of AI in many job sectors and even in daily life is becoming all too real for many people. AI is threatening the… Read More »

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Who is Performing Your Medical Record Review?

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Who is Performing Your Medical Record Review? Resuscitation=noun; the action or process of reviving someone from unconsciousness or apparent death. “Paramedics were called and aggressive resuscitation was performed.” (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary) Most attorneys are familiar with the act of resuscitation and generally know what is involved. One would expect that physicians are acquainted with… Read More »

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How Can a Qualified Medical Expert Witness Maximize the Value of Your Case?

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

How Can a Qualified Medical Expert Witness Maximize the Value of Your Case? Sometimes an attorney may be required to provide a medical or nursing expert witness to testify in personal injury or medical malpractice litigation. An expert witness is a person with extensive experience or knowledge in a specific field or discipline beyond… Read More »

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Camp Lejeune

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Camp Lejeune Poisoned Water and its Consequences We take for granted that the water we drink is clean. Yet, that was not the case for those on the property of Camp Lejeune and MCAS (Marine Corp Air Station) New River in North Carolina. Water contamination at Camp Lejeune caused multiple and serious health problems… Read More »

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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

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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Medical Cost Projection as Lower Cost Option

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

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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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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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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