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Nursing Home Lawsuit Leads to Constitutional Amendment Interpretation

A constitutional amendment has been interpreted in a way to prevent nursing home residents and their families from the ability to check nursing home records for medical mistakes and physician misconduct. The interpretation occurred after a nursing home death occurred when a resident of a nursing home choked to death while eating in the facility. Advocates against elder abuse and the decedent’s family were shocked that a court ruled they were unable to access the nursing home records that revealed the nursing home misconduct. To read more about the limitation on the ability to access records relating to elder abuse misconduct in nursing homes click here.