Nursing Home Case Review

Nursing Home Case Review

Nursing home case records typically arrive in a jumbled, disorganized mess making the review of records more difficult. If it is a case you are pursuing, it will be beneficial to organize it. We get the records organized and bookmarked for you. This will expedite the review of records as well as helping you find information later when you, the attorney are reviewing the records.

Nursing home cases often involve falls, missed or improperly treated infection,  sepsis development, or pressure injury development. It is not as simple as just seeing if the nurse has documented a fall or the development of a new pressure injury identified. There are many areas that need to be analyzed and looked at in each of these scenarios.

An unhappy family member contacted our attorney client, a plaintiff attorney, because her mother had fallen and in her after care, developed a severe Stage 3 pressure injury wound while in a subacute facility. Our attorney client asked us to perform a merit screen.

We reviewed records to identify presence of any pre-existing conditions, any pertinent charting inconsistencies, missing records, and strengths and weakness regarding liability. We concluded there were several charting inconsistencies, poor nursing documentation and insufficient planning of care, along with insufficient assessment of ongoing care and worsening pressure injury. This resident had suffered in pain with her long, slow healing of her substantial pressure injury wound. Based on our review and findings, the attorney-client decided to pursue the case. 

Call today for your Case Strategy conversation and see how Paige Legal Nurse Consulting can assist you with your nursing home cases.

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