A catastrophic injury or devastating illness can affect every aspect of a patient’s life. Beyond the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma, the cost of treatment can cripple the victim financially. A life care plan is a concise assessment of a patient’s current and future medical needs that can be instrumental in proving damages during settlement negotiations and personal injury litigation. … [Read more...] about How a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner Helps in a Lawsuit
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When a party such as an insurer disputes the severity of a patient’s disability, injury, or illness, they may request the patient undergoes an unbiased independent medical examination. As part of this process, the appointed independent medical examination doctor(s) will evaluate a patient’s condition and determine the causes of the condition, the medical treatments the patient requires, and … [Read more...] about 3 FAQs for Independent Medical Examination Doctors
Prescribing the correct medication can help minimize a patient’s pain and suffering and ensure he/she attains optimal recovery. However, whether it’s the wrong prescription or incorrect dosage, a medication error can have the opposite effect, leading to severe complications or death. In this article, we will discuss common types of medication errors and how these mistakes affect patients. If … [Read more...] about What Are the Types of Medication Errors?
Many women seeking a permanent form of birth control opt for tubal ligation surgery. However, this invasive operation carries a high risk of damage to the vessels connected to the ovaries, leading to severe and potentially life-threatening complications. If you’re an attorney involved in a post tubal ligation syndrome lawsuit, the legal nurse consultants at Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can assist … [Read more...] about Common Symptoms in a Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome Lawsuit
Pressure ulcers might be fairly common in hospitals and nursing homes, but they’re entirely preventable when healthcare providers reposition patients at regular intervals. When providers are negligent and patients develop bedsores, immediate treatment is necessary to prevent serious complications such as sepsis, cellulitis, and cancer. If you’re an attorney and representing a patient who suffered … [Read more...] about Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes Part 2: Nursing Care Plan After the Damage Is Done
Bedridden patients and those confined to wheelchairs are at a high risk of developing pressure ulcers. Also known as “bedsores,” these skin lesions can progress quickly and, if left untreated, can lead to infections, cancer, and other serious complications. Family members and loved ones who want to be on the lookout for may wonder what is a beginning sign of pressure sores? In this article, … [Read more...] about Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes Part 1: Early Signs & Prevention