Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
Having the right consulting expert to review medical records is crucial when making a case for medical malpractice in a nursing home or assisted living setting. An informed professional can identify when a deviation from the standard of care took place and help create an evidence-based causation narrative.
Negligence lawsuits against nursing homes and assisted living facilities often benefit from the insight of a Nurse Practitioner consulting expert who has specialized knowledge of geriatric health and the industry standards, complex Medicare regulations, and practices. A consultant can offer support in proving if proper care was given as outlined by established laws and regulations, particularly when it comes to cases involving abuse, understaffing/overworked staff and medication errors.
In cases where bed sores/pressure ulcers, unsanitary conditions, falls, and wrongful death are involved, a medical consultant can provide valuable information on how each condition arose and whether the nursing home or facility acted according to the acceptable standards of care and in the best interest of the resident’s health. Specifically, they can look at potential causes for patient harm such as medication misuse, poor nutrition, dehydration, or inadequate staffing.
By utilizing the expertise of a Nurse Practitioner consulting expert, attorneys considering representing the families of these clients can get an impartial view on a complex matter. They can be confidently assured that their case is accurately represented by the plaintiff or his/her representative, and all evidence is taken into consideration in order to determine if the case is worth the risk.
DNP, FNP-C, NRP, NP-CLP
Dr. Lisa Diekman is a nationally Board certified Nurse Practitioner with a focus on family and internal medicine with over 15 years of clinical experience.
After working as a paramedic, Lisa worked as an RN in trauma and the emergency department, and even as flight nurse. Lisa maintains certifications in many areas of these specialties. As an NP, Lisa has clinical experience as an internal medicine hospitalist, and in aesthetics and occupational health.