David R. Cohen, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Nursing Home Litigation Group, authored the article, The Role of Physicians in Nursing Home Litigation, for the September 12, 2011 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal.

The article discusses a common mistake made my personal injury attorneys when litigating nursing home cases: discussions with the physician. Although federal regulations concentrate on the role of the medical director in relation to the care of and operation of the nursing home, these standards are often times far from the truth. In the article, Mr. Cohen states, “72% of all medical directors spent less than one to four hours per week at facilities, and 70% indicated that the role of medical director constituted somewhere between 1 and 10% of their medical practice.”