Study of Psychotropic Medications in Nursing...

Study of Psychotropic Medications in Nursing Homes: Confirms Off-Label Use,...

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Atypical antipsychotic drugs are approved by the FDA for treatment of mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disease. Side effects include an increased risk of death in the elderly population with a diagnosis of dementia. Under Federal Medicare Guidelines, only drugs being used for medically accepted indications are eligible for reimbursement. Federal Medicare Guidelines also […]

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How does a Fraudulent Medical Record Help Prove Your Case?

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Typically, when a family member comes to my office, it is because their loved one has suffered a serious injury or even death under surprising or suspicious circumstances. We are called upon to review clinical charts and records and consult with experts to determine whether anyone did anything wrong and, if so, how egregious was […]

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California Elder Abuse: Liability Against a Corporate Defendant

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In addition to marshaling “clear and convincing” evidence of recklessness, malice, oppression, or fraud to obtain enhanced remedies under the elder abuse act, if suing a corporation (like a nursing home chain), one must also show either (1) direct conduct by the managing agents of the corporation (like the president, CEO, nursing home administrator or […]

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