Nursing Home Litigation

Pretrial Practice and Trials
Author: Ruben J. Krisztal,Stephen Appelbaum
Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing
ISBN: 1930056486
Category: Law
Page: 624
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The litigation of neglect and abuse of the elderly in assisted living and nursing home facilities is unlike any other personal injury litigation. The second edition of Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials has been significantly expanded and will provide you with a detailed step-by-step look at how nursing home cases should be handled. The book's chapters are organized in a way that will help you with your case from pretrial to trial. The first chapter will give you tips and techniques for writing the demand letter. The following chapters provide insight for both the plaintiff's attorney and defense attorney on topics such as interviewing older witnesses, preparing staff for deposition, demonstrative evidence, voir dire, opening and closing arguments. Also included is a FREE CD-ROM of actual depositions of nurses, administrators, directors of nursing and and upper management in nursing homes.

Family Reference Guide to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

What Every Family Member Should Know when Placing a Loved One in a Nursing Home Or Long-term Care Facility : how to Protect Your Loved One
Author: Douglas O. Crewse
Publisher: Three C Publishing
ISBN: 9780974734415
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 140
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An easy-to-understand reference guide that explains what every family member should know when placing a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Provides helpful hints on how to protect your loved one to ensuring that: You ask the right questions, Your loved one is in a proper care environment, You educate yourself about nursing home abuse and neglect, and Improve the conditions of your loved ones in long-term care facilities. Includes an interview checklist and useful glossary. Original.

Nursing Home Litigation

Investigation and Case Preparation
Author: Patricia W. Iyer
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 1933264004
Category: Law
Page: 702
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Each chapter in this highly praised book has been revised and updated while new chapters have been added to expand upon even more issues in nursing home litigation. Nursing Home Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation was written as a reference for attorneys representing either plaintiffs or defendants, with perspectives from experienced attorneys, physicians, nursing consultants, a pharmacist, and nursing home specialists.The book has been organized into four specialized sections. Part One discusses legal strategies you can utilize during the investigation and pretrial of a nursing home case. Part Two explains the liability issues that may arrise in a nursing home setting and among its staff. Part Three describes common allegations that occur in a nursing home case such as falls, skin trauma, infections and more. Part Four provides tips for the defense with information on defense stategies and what nursing homes can do to prevent injuries. This comprehensive text is a legal and medical reference that no attorney or expert involved in a nursing home case can be without. New chapters include: Investigation and pretrial preparation of assisted living cases Nursing home liability and consequences Tampering with medical records Medical defense Defense attorney Claims adjuster Infections Skin trauma Falls

Legal Nurse Consulting

Principles and Practice, Second Edition
Author: Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849314186
Category: Law
Page: 1160
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Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The extensive revisions and additions in Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition make this bestselling reference even more indispensable. The most significant change is the inclusion of 15 new chapters, each of which highlights an important aspect of legal nurse consulting practice: Entry into the Specialty Certification Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting Elements of Triage for Medical Malpractice Evaluating Nursing Home Cases Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases ERISA and HMO Litigation The LNC as Case Manager Report Preparation Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses The Role of the LNC in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence Marketing Growing a Business Business Ethics Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition presents up-to-date, practical information on consulting in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Whether you are an in-house LNC or you work independently, this book is your definitive guide to legal nurse consulting.

Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies


Author: Angelo Costa,Vicente Julian,Paulo Novais
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319625306
Category: Computers
Page: 220
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This book provides an overview of the current research in the interdisciplinary area of personal assistants (PA) and cognitively inspired systems. It discusses the most relevant topics in this highly diversified domain, like reasoning, health, personalization, robotics, and ethical and social issues. Personal assistants (PA) are a relatively new concept directed at people with cognitive or physical disabilities, and is expanding to include complex platforms such as sensors, actuators, monitoring abilities and decision processes. Designed for a general audience, it is also of interest to undergraduates, graduates and researchers involved with intelligent systems, ambient intelligence or ambient assisted living. The content goes from an introduction of the field (aimed at undergraduates and a general readership) to specific and complex architectures (aimed at graduates and researchers).

TECHNIQUES OF LEGAL INVESTIGATION

(3rd Ed.)
Author: Anthony M. Golec
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398082014
Category: Evidence (Law)
Page: 580
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This text in the area of civil litigation investigation continues to fill the need that has long existed for a general reference work on techniques, procedures and practices in the field of legal investigation. Intended as an educational tool for the lay legal investigator, it is written by an investigator with thirty years experience in legal investigating for trial attorneys and in helping to prepare thousands of civil and criminal cases for trial. In its new revised edition, TECHNIQUES OF LEGAL INVESTIGATION has been completely updated for a new generation of legal investigators and provides the latest pertinent case citations from Appellate and Supreme Court decisions. There are over 400 such case citations in this revised edition. Included are discussions of the law of evidence, interviewing witnesses, forensic photography, and investigation reports. A section on professional ethics has been included and an entire chapter has been devoted to criminal defense investigation. Many new illustrations have been included in this new edition. Investigators who must gather the facts of any occurrence, whether a tort or a crime for eventual presentation before a court or other tribunal should find this book a valuable aid.

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals


Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876530
Category: Law
Page: 456
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Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research

Elder Law Portfolio


Author: Harry S. Margolis
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735549443
Category: Law
Page: 2840
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In-depth, timely, and practical coverage of key issues in elder law practice. Written by outstanding elder law experts, this unique publication is the first place to look for detailed answers to pressing questions concerning Medicaid, long-term care planning, healthcare issues, trusts, powers, and guardianship -- every facet of today's elder law practice. Each portfolio has distinctive title and author. The series includes 28 portfolios to date.

Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants


Author: Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC,Jan Aken,Kathie W. Condon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420037285
Category: Law
Page: 344
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Being a Legal Nurse Consultant is your calling. You love what you do. You are ready to go into practice for yourself. You have the education, the drive, and the ability - but is that really enough to succeed? Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants is an invaluable resource developed under the auspices of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) that can help you along the way. The editor taps into the collective wisdom and experience of LNCs who have already built their own thriving practices. These trailblazing professionals reveal the secrets of their successes and the pitfalls they encountered through chapters that illustrate how to: Develop a straightforward, comprehensive business plan Cultivate the precise marketing mix that gets results Engage the right technology for your web site and office needs Effectively manage finances, employees, contractors - and change Build and maintain beneficial client relationships Leverage what you know to become a successful expert witness Deal with that potential minefield known as ethics While these issues may seem overwhelming, they don't have to be. Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants is an essential single-source guide that can help you navigate through the details so you can get on with your career!

Stop the Presses

The Crisis and Litigation PR Desk Reference
Author: Richard S. Levick,Larry Smith
Publisher: Stop the Presses
ISBN: 0975998528
Category: Lawyers
Page: 233
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Computer Crime, Investigation, and the Law


Author: Chuck Easttom
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435456106
Category: Computers
Page: 517
View: 4333
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One can hardly open a newspaper or read news online without seeing another story about a computer-related crime. We are awash in identity theft, online child predators, and even cyber espionage. It seems overwhelming. And people in many different professi

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition


Author: Eugene F. Ferraro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439814805
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 603
View: 6737
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The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully. Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies. Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations. Immediate Benefits: Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation. Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

Nursing Malpractice


Author: Patricia W. Iyer
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781933264202
Category: Law
Page: 1493
View: 9301
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An outstanding reference for the attorney, legal nurse consultant, insurance claim adjuster, healthcare risk manager, or healthcare facility leader involved in a nursing malpractice claim, the third edition of Nursing Malpracticebrings you a wealth of information and resources for your case. This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process—from patient admittance to lawsuit. Packed with tips and techniques this volume reveals typical ways in which nurses try to cover up their mistakes, shows how nurses are caught in a difficult position between the insurance company lawyers and hospital procedures, and gives a comprehensive overview of nursing responsibilities.Nursing Malpractice, Third Editionis divided into seven sections to assist you in locating the information you need, when you need it. Part One—Patient Safetypresents a comprehensive look at medical errors, the factors that influence them, risk reduction programs, and patient safety goals. Part Two—Nursing Practicediscusses nursing practice and documentation including nursing and employment law and today's healthcare environment including new methods of keeping records and current privacy issues. Part Three—Common Areas of Nursing Liabilityis a comprehensive overview of clinical nursing liability areas including new sections on orthopedics, neurology, assisted living, managed care, and emergency medical services. Part Four—Advanced Roles discusses two areas of advanced practice nursing: the nurse anesthetist and the nurse midwife. Part Five—Causes of Actionexamines sources of liability within nursing practice. New chapters are devoted to nosocomial infections, intravenous therapy and wounds. Another new chapter deals with criminal and liability issues with nurse serial killers. Part Six-Damages addresses the impact of injuries on the patient's future. This section includes areas such as current and future medical needs, vocational issues, economic losses, and pain and suffering. Part Seven—Litigation of Nursing Malpractice Claims focuses on the legal process from the point of view attorneys for both the plaintiff and defense. It also covers screening nursing malpractice cases, working with insurance claims adjusters, working with other experts, trial themes and techniques, and jury consulting. In short, this comprehensive book is an excellent and important addition to your nursing malpractice arsenal.

Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Author: Sheri Fink
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0307718972
Category: Medical
Page: 592
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources. Reprint. A best-selling book. On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse


Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute,
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930907
Category: Psychology
Page: 492
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To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse—the nation’s premiere trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators—presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers of this manual will receive practical, common sense assistance in handling child abuse cases from the initial report to the closing argument at trial. Appendices on the enclosed CD-ROM include hundreds of sample motions and other legal documents that can be adapted to the jurisdiction of individual readers. Now in its Third Edition, the manual contains the latest in case law and research on nearly every facet of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. This is the only book on the market specifically geared to investigators and prosecutors called upon to handle abuse cases.

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook


Author: Carole A. Bruno
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781466471504
Category: Law
Page: 114
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Author Carole A. Bruno announces the paperback release of the Paralegal Litigation Handbook, 2ed. is now available through CreateSpace as a paperback. Paralegal's Litigation Handbook, originally published by West Publishing Company, was adopted by more than 250 colleges and universities, and more than 50,000 copies were sold. The wide scope of the book begins with a guide to the courts, and then leads you through the initiation of a civil action, response of the defendant, and explains in action steps interviewing techniques, motions, investigations, discovery (including medical discovery), legal research and writing; assisting in negotiations, trial preparation, and automated litigation support systems. “Carole's book [Paralegal's Litigation Handbook,] has been my 'Bible' throughout my career; I have given many copies away.”Honorable Brenda J. BickingDirector of Human ResourcesSchiffrin & Barroway, LLP[e]very item you can think of about litigation is in that book, (Carole) she has definitions, form templates, ideas for making work production faster, step-by-step instructions on what to do next and where go for resources and answers, etc... It sits on my desk like a dictionary..."Great resource!"

The Art of Investigative Interviewing


Author: Inge Sebyan Black
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124115837
Category: Political Science
Page: 196
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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Third Edition can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures, and actual cases. Learn key elements of investigative interviewing, such as human psychology, proper interview preparation, tactical concepts, controlling the interview environment, and evaluating the evidence obtained from the interview. Inge Sebyan Black updated the well-respected work of Charles L. Yeschke to provide everything an interviewer needs to know in order to conduct successful interviews professionally, with integrity, and within the law. This book covers the myriad factors of an interview — including issues of evidence, rapport, deception, authority, and setting — clearly and effectively. It also includes a chapter on personnel issues and internal theft controls. Provides guidance on conducting investigative interviews professionally and ethically Includes instructions for obtaining voluntary confessions from suspects, victims, and witnesses Builds a foundation of effective interviewing skills with guidance on every step of the process, from preparation to evaluating evidence obtained in an interview

Criminal Procedure

Investigation and Right to Counsel
Author: Ronald Jay Allen,William J. Stuntz,Joseph L. Hoffmann,Debra A. Livingston,Tracey L. Meares
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877359
Category: Law
Page: 1128
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Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Right to Counsel is for courses on criminal procedure law that focus on the issues pertaining to the investigation of criminal activities. It is a spin-off of Comprehensive Criminal Procedure, by the same team of authors, which covers both the investigatory and adjudicatory aspects of criminal procedure law. The casebook focuses primarily on constitutional criminal procedure law, but also covers relevant statutes and court rules. The casebook is deliberately challenging it is designed for teachers who want to explore deeply not only the contemporary state of the law, but also its historical and theoretical foundations. The casebook incorporates a particular emphasis on empirical knowledge about the real-world impacts of law-in-action; the significance of race and class; the close relationship between criminal procedure law and substantive criminal law; the cold reality that hard choices sometimes must be made in a world of limited criminal justice resources; and, finally, the recognition that criminal procedure law always should strive to achieve both fairness to the accused and justice for society as a whole.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine


Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128000554
Category: Law
Page: 3120
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays. Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading. Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading