Medical Director Expert Witness

LIABILITY ISSUES IN THE NURSING HOME AND THE ROLE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR

There is an increasing recognition that preventable injuries and death exist in the Nursing Home, and the Medical Director as an expert witness brings to the case a knowledge base regarding interpretation of Health Code and Federal regulations, as well as his or her clinical experience in determining the acceptable standard of care in the case.

Federal (Medicare) and State (Medicaid) regulations have grown exponentially in the past decade, making the bureaucracy of Nursing Home care more difficult to negotiate.

Examples of recent Nursing Home liability cases are:

Falls
Fractures
Negligence
Decubiti (bed sores)
Injuries or death due to smoking
Dehydration and Elopement from the Facility
It is particularly important to verify that there was timely
notification of the attending physician by the facility of any
change in the resident’s medical condition.

There are numerous experts who are more than willing to provide testimony for medical malpractice and personal injury litigation cases. Finding the right one is crucial to the strength of your particular case.

Since 1983, Medical Advisors has assisted in the selection of expert witnesses in several thousand cases. Working with plaintiff and defense bar, we have provided medical opinions and testimony which have resulted in competent preparation and in-court support for cases involving medical malpractice, hospital negligence, personal injury, workers’ compensation and product liability.

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