Our Specialties | Long Term Care
Long term care litigation is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare claims. Successful litigation of matters in the post-acute care (PAC) setting requires specialized expertise. The ALN Consulting team has 15 years of experience in assisting in the evaluation of these cases. Our nurses have an unparalleled depth of knowledge surrounding the issues and guidelines associated with post-acute care litigation.
One of our areas of expertise, and one of the most important factors in evaluation of a post-acute care claim, involves rigorous analysis of the standard of care related to the elements of negligence unique to Long Term Care.
The majority of cases involving post-acute care and/or assisted living facilities revolve around the development of pressure injuries, falls, pain management, medication deviations, infections, and nutritional/hydration issues. However, all aspects of the care provided by a facility can be targeted in claims of negligence or malpractice, making experience in this area even more important when reviewing the medical records in these claims.
Basic care principles and facility policies and practices are often called into question in post-acute care litigation. The knowledge of the ALN consulting team of federal and state guidelines, as well as standards of care and implementation of the nursing process in the provision of resident care, can make the difference in the outcome of cases involving PAC providers. Familiarity with documentation specific to long term care can be very important in determining or refuting liability issues.
The ALN Consulting team believes that all cases must be examined thoroughly to determine strengths and weaknesses. The team at ALN will conduct an in-depth analysis of each post-acute care case individually and, using the nursing process, will identify factors that can support or defend against allegations.
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