Opioid Addiction Resources

Opioid Addiction Resources

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans – 1 American dies of overdose every 9 minutes. 66% of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid. Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain medications like...
Why you need to know the four elements of negligence for your case

Why you need to know the four elements of negligence for your case

In order to evaluate a medical malpractice case, there needs to be a solid understanding of the four elements of negligence. The term “medical malpractice” encompasses negligence on the part of any healthcare professional to a patient. In addition to medical...
DOJ/OIG Case Study

DOJ/OIG Case Study

ALN has participated in large scale analysis of cases of worthless care brought forth by the Department of Justice / Office of the Inspector General. Review of these case are approached differently from those of typical litigation. In reviewing cases of allegations of...
ALN Team Spotlight | Molly Kennedy

ALN Team Spotlight | Molly Kennedy

We’d like to introduce you to Molly Kennedy, a member of the ALN Consulting team. Michele has over 20 years of nursing and legal nurse consulting experience covering pediatric care. Molly’s nursing career started soon after she received her MSN. She became a certified...
The Law and the Glasgow Coma Scale

The Law and the Glasgow Coma Scale

When pursuing legal action for clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), attorneys must be able to assess the progression of damage and the prognosis for recovery.  One of the first steps is understanding the most common scoring system used to...
Uncovering False Allegations

Uncovering False Allegations

ALN was presented with a long term care case with allegations related to respiratory failure and death. At the time of the events in question, the plaintiff, Ms. Maggie White, was an 84-year-old female with a past medical history of coronary artery disease, chronic...