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Can Inaccurate Record Keeping Result in Medical Negligence?

Published on Nov 3, 2020 at 8:20 am in Medical Malpractice.

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Medical records contain vital information about your health and medical history, including a variety of documentation on clinical findings, diagnostic test results, preoperative care, operation notes, post-operative notes, and daily notes about progress and medications if you’re hospitalized. In the event a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional makes a mistake in your chart, you could suffer unexpected and preventable injuries.

Poor medical record keeping is not an infrequent occurrence. Whether communication errors, technological difficulties, or plain negligence is the cause, patients are being put at risk unnecessarily—and often unknowingly. While not every instance of inaccurate record keeping is grounds for a medical malpractice claim, there are situations that do apply and can result in legal action. Let’s take a look at medical record inaccuracies and how they can result in medical negligence.

Reporting Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio During COVID-19

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 10:12 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact day-to-day life in the United States significantly, residents in nursing homes are still among the most at-risk populations for contracting the illness. In some instances, nursing home facilities aren’t managing outbreaks properly, resulting in more infections and deaths nationwide.

Examining Law Changes Coming to Kentucky in 2021

Published on Oct 27, 2020 at 9:43 am in News.

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As we get closer to a new year, more information is being released regarding potential law changes. If you reside in Kentucky, it’s essential to stay on top of these changes and additions, as they could have an impact on your life or the lives of your loved ones.

While limited information has been released regarding what law changes are coming to Kentucky in 2021, we do know that the General Assembly will be gathering, as usual, come January. In addition to that, we know that many lawmakers are gearing up to introduce laws that modernize how our state handles elections and the voter registration process.

COVID-19 Outbreak Prompts Nursing Home Lawsuit in PA

Published on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:33 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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A lawsuit against a Pittsburgh-area nursing home has been filed in Pennsylvania state court after a COVID-19 outbreak resulted in infection and death throughout the facility. The lawsuit is claiming the nursing home’s reckless, willful, and wanton conduct is the reason the outbreak took as many lives as it did.

Comprehensive Healthcare Management Services LLC in Beaver County has been accused of negligently operating its facility, Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, by failing to take proper measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus among patients and staff. The lawsuit, filed by Jodi Gill and several others, also claims the nursing home failed to provide staff with personal protective equipment while downplaying the severity of the virus—even as it spread through the facility.