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Nursing Homes

Trial’s July 2019 issue is titled “GOING AFTER GOLIATH” and subtitled “Nursing Homes and VICARIOUS LIABILITY”. Its feature article “Find the Missing Link” advocates pursuing nursing home parent corporations that control individual nursing facilities’ conduct. Id. at 18-24. July’s Trial also marquees a car crash case...

During February 8-9, 2019, Mr. Waterman attends the Long Term Care Litigation Retreat of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”) for plaintiff medical malpractice lawyers. That continuing legal education covers nursing home practice, intake, arbitration, documentation (including audit trails), falls, pressure ulcers, ethics, and illustrations. Mr....

Pre-trial, nursing facility defense counsel are wont to saber-rattle about the deceased resident patient being Do-Not-Resuscitate (“DNR”). This month, however, in the wrongful death medical malpractice case of Swift v. Regency Healthcare, Circuit Court for York County, Virginia, ruled such DNR status irrelevant and inadmissible,...