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Category Archives: Nursing Home Negligence

Causes of Pharmaceutical Error and Malpractice

By James Heiting |

Every day, thousands of prescriptions get filled by professional pharmacists. This could be at your primary care, at a hospital or even your local drug store.  While most prescriptions may be filled correctly, mistakes are unfortunately inevitable.  Faulty prescriptions may have devastating and long lasting consequences. These errors may leave one with lifelong, debilitating… Read More »

An Overview on Wrongful Death Claims

By Richard Irwin |

When an individual passes away suddenly due to the negligence of another, the victim’s survivors may have the opportunity to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit. The following is a brief overview on wrongful death claims. Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim A wrongful death claim may arise when a victim has died due to… Read More »

YES, YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

By Heiting & Irwin |

PART III: PHOTOCOPIES WITHIN 15 CALENDAR DAYS In my prior posts, I discussed that you actually have multiple laws that entitle you to your medical records, and if you live in California, the Patient Access to Health Records Act is a state law that provides“access to health care records or summaries of those records… Read More »

YES, YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

By Heiting & Irwin |

PART II: Physical Inspection of Records Within 5 Working Days In the original post, I discussed that you actually have multiple laws that entitle you to your medical records. If you live in California, for example, you may have heard of “PAHRA” (the Patient Access to Health Records Act), which is a state law… Read More »

YES, YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

By Heiting & Irwin |

(The following is being provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute, nor substitute for, personalized legal advice.) Well, actually, you have rights (plural) to your medical records. Where you live, or where you have treated, can have an impact on what your rights actually are. Most people have heard of “HIPAA” (the… Read More »

BYSTANDER EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES

By Heiting & Irwin |

Patient’s Close Relatives Can Recover for Witnessing Medical Negligence Sometimes, doctors (and other medical professionals) make noticeable mistakes when caring for patients, mistakes that the common person, lacking any medical training, is capable of recognizing. For those situations, some family members and other close relations make seek recovery for the mental and emotional trauma… Read More »

Surveillance Cameras Capturing Elder Abuse

By Sara Morgan |

Maintaining surveillance cameras in the rooms of elderly residents in long-term care facilities is becoming a more common way to capture the all-too-common abuse that occurs there. According to an article from the New York Times, in a recent case, a nursing home aide was caught stuffing latex gloves into a dementia patient’s mouth… Read More »

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