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October 2016 Archives

Is it possible to beat a hospital-acquired disease claim?

Even the world’s cleanest hospitals can face an infectious disease malpractice claim. Drug-resistant bacteria and viruses are causing more infections to long-term patients and people recovering from surgery. These immune compromised patients have a higher chance of infection even if they were not in a hospital. Today, we will take a look at what a hospital malpractice case entails and strategies a hospital can use to help their defense.

Ruling makes it easier for nursing homes to be sued in court

Nursing homes may have to deal with more lawsuits in the future, especially if they wish to keep federal funding. In the past these types of claims had the option of ending up in arbitration, which was a more cost-effective and less time-consuming option for facilities. Arbitration is still an option, but the care facility will then be barred from receiving funding from programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.