Subscribe Subscribe   Find us on Twitter Follow POL on Twitter  



Nursing homes, cont'd

From Medical Economics (via KevinMD), a reminder of how doctors can get sued up one side of the street and then right back down the other (emphasis added):

Doctors who treat nursing home patients also face the risk of a suit alleging "elder abuse." If the patient's in pain, for example, a doctor who's overly cautious or overly generous about prescribing pain medication could be charged with elder abuse. "Every day," says [internist Steven] Reznick, "we see newspaper or TV ads by plaintiffs' attorneys seeking cases of nursing home neglect or abuse."



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.