This new edition provides step-by-step guidance on dealing with the medical-legal issues involved in litigating a nursing home case for both plaintiff s and defense lawyers. It also provides guidance to nursing home administrators on how to avoid liability and improve quality through regulatory compliance.
Authors James T. O'Reilly and Katharine Van Tassel begin by reviewing the responsibilities and liabilities of management, nurses and physicians in the second edition of, Litigating the Nursing Home Case. This extensive reference then examines liability and regulatory issues from both defense and plaintiff s perspectives, including specific topics such as drug interaction and polypharmacy concerns, ulcers and infection problems, ; fall-related injuries, ; wandering and escape issues, ; assault and abuse, ; dehydration, choking, and more.
Professor James O'Reilly of the University of Cincinnati co-chairs the FDA Committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Katharine Van Tassel is a Professor of Law and is the Director of the Akron Law's Public Health Law & Science Center (PHLSC) and its Health Law Certificate Program.