Do not ever take a statue of limitations determination for granted prior to a full evaluation of a claim. Very often, issues, which appear to be beyond the statue of limitations, are not.
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In any nursing negligence claim, it is advisable to retain a nurse – who is not necessarily the ultimate expert in the case – to provide a detailed timeline to examine all claims and all sites of alleged negligence or manifestation of injury to determine the proper players in the case.
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it is a clear violation of the federal regulations (OBRA) for a nurse to fail in complying with a physician’s admission order. These same regulations also strongly suggest that the failure to follow any physician’s order, such as the administration of medication, will constitute a violation of a resident’s nursing home resident rights.
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