Healthcare Acquired Infections in Nursing Homes and Hospitals: Standards of Practice, Claims, Defenses, Damages
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in litigating lawsuits arising from healthcare-associated infections (HAI) (a/k/a nosocomial) acquired in hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities. The program will discuss accepted standards of practice and how liability arises from a failure to follow proper infection control procedures and failure to diagnose and promptly treat the infection. The panel will review the unique issues and defenses in these cases and how to address untreatable infections.
- Common HAIs
- State and federal standards of care regarding infection control
- Nursing homes
- How can applicable infection control standards be breached?
- Diagnosis of HAI
The panel will review these and other pivotal issues:
- What are the most common types of HAIs?
- Who within an organization can be jointly liable with the facility?
- How can infection control protocols breach the standard of care?
- Is expert testimony needed to assert the "empty chair" defense?
Matthew P. Keris
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Mr. Keris defends doctors, physician groups, hospitals and regional health centers in medical malpractice cases.... | Read More
Mr. Keris defends doctors, physician groups, hospitals and regional health centers in medical malpractice cases. He is a frequent lecturer on risk management and medical malpractice litigation.Close
Jordan S. Powell
Passen & Powell
Mr. Powell, one of the Founding Partners of Passen & Powell, has devoted his entire career to the representation of... | Read More
Mr. Powell, one of the Founding Partners of Passen & Powell, has devoted his entire career to the representation of victims of negligence, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, assisted living negligence, construction accidents, premises liability and pool drownings.Close