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Liability tips: the role of the medical director in nursing home abuse cases

Because Federal and State regulations have grown exponentially, deciphering the bureaucracy of nursing home care in nursing home abuse lawsuits may be difficult. Liability may arise when the residents have any or all of the following occur: falls, fractures, negligence, decubitis ulcers, injuries or death due to smoking, dehydration, elopement from the facility. It’s also important to verify that there was timely notification of the attending physician by the facility of any change in the resident’s medical condition.

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