Lawyer Resources for Nevada

homesweethome.jpgWhen state officials see an incident involving poor care at a nursing home, they really have several tools in their arsenal to eradicate the problem.

Depending on the severity of the violation, state officials generally elect to cite and / or fine the facility.  If deemed necessary, officials may choose to conduct follow-up inspections at the facility to ensure that compliance is maintained.

In addition, state officials also have the ability to pull the license from the facility effectively forcing the facility to close its doors and cease operation.  While such procedures may seem to be under-utilized, nursing home closures are usually viewed as a last ditch effort.

When it comes to nursing home litigation, patient records really are the Holy Grail.  Patient records are important in both assessing the initial case as well as determining how to proceed from a litigation standpoint.

Nursing Home Fraudulent Records DiscoveredIn my nursing home injury practice, one of the first things I suggest families do is to obtain a copy of their loved one’s medical chart from the facility in order to evaluate the potential case. In my experience, requesting a copy of the patient’s chart as soon after an event, increases the likelihood of the facility providing a complete and accurate chart from the facility.

Unfortunately, as time goes on, some facilities incorporate procedures to ‘thin’ patient charts– destroying information that they may not be obligated to keep pursuant to the law.    Further, being the cynic that I am, I tend to see records altered the longer the delay is between the time of the incident and the record request.

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Client Reviews

★★★★★
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric