Ohio recently became the 25th state to legalize Medical Marijuana. This brings to the forefront many issues in the workplace. Employers are obligated to provide a safe environment. If an employee is using medical marijuana for a medical condition are they violating workplace safety laws and no tolerance policies? (more…)
Practicing nurses and/or nurse paralegals can serve as expert witnesses in legal cases and can also help attorneys address many aspects of their cases. This service, known as concierge nursing, utilizes practicing nurses and/or nurse practitioners as expert witnesses in legal cases and to guide attorneys through all the aspects of their case, from record review and chronologies; to recommendations for types of medical experts required to pursue a case; to deposition and/or testimony on the nursing standards of care. These assignments are on a case-by-case basis, and the extent of nursing assistance required is determined by the attorney’s particular case needs.
Sometimes, to control initial costs, an attorney will utilize a service that offers quick opinions on potential malpractice cases. Depending on the case, this may be an effective screening tool, but this scenario can also be problematic, since the experts do not always get the complete picture. (more…)
In the realm of Personal Injury Lawsuits, things are often not as simple as they appear, even in seemingly clear-cut cases. Having an experienced and knowledgeable expert witness on your side often means the difference between winning and losing a lawsuit. (more…)
An article by The Nursing Home Abuse Advocate reported a new “record” has been broken in the form of $38 million. Extendicare Health Services Inc. agreed to pay $38 million to the U.S. government and eight states to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard nursing care and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy. (more…)
Throughout Life Care Planning’s history, Physiatry has played a central role, yet less than 1% of Life Care Planners are qualified physicians.
The unique qualifications of physiatrists afford them capacities that are not possessed by non-physicians and, in some cases, non-physiatric Life Care Planners. These capacities represent significant value to the subjects of Life Care Plans as well as to the parties who commission their production. In determining the best route to take for life care planning, we need to first understand Life Care Plans.
A reputable expert witness referral service can be a great asset to attorneys and law firms. As an expert referral service that has been helping trial attorneys since 1974, we have had to demystify common objections to the types of services we provide. Here are 5 misconceptions we have encountered throughout our years.