Interested in training for your team? Click here to learn more

Medical Record Falsification in Nursing Home Cases: Exposing Hidden Evidence of Neglect or Bad Outcomes

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

This program is included with the Strafford CLE Pass. Click for more information.
This program is included with the Strafford All-Access Pass. Click for more information.

Conducted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Recorded event now available

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will discuss medical record falsification in nursing home cases: what it is and what it is not, how to detect and expose it, and how to use it.


Not much will inspire a jury more to punish the defendant than finding out someone has falsified nursing home medical records to cover up patient neglect or bad outcomes. Even more so if future caregivers relied on false records to make treatment decisions. But falsification happens more frequently than many attorneys realize, notwithstanding the advent of electronic medical records.

Often people falsifying medical records want to make it as difficult as possible to spot, so counsel reviewing these records have to know what constitutes "badges" of falsification. Honest updates to medical records with appropriate dates and explanations may well be necessary, so it is important to recognize what types of changes in records are and are not concerning.

If falsification is suspected, then plaintiff's counsel needs to have a strategic, pre-planned course of action to expose it and use it for maximum effect.

Listen as this panel offers guidance on the signs of record falsification, when and how to investigate, and how to strategically use evidence of falsification.



  1. Defining falsification of medical records
  2. Reasons for falsification
  3. Frequently falsified categories of data
  4. What to look for to uncover falsification
  5. Strategies for savvy investigation
  6. Using evidence of falsification
  7. Addressing explanations, defenses, or mitigation arguments


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How should necessary modifications to the medical record be made and documented?
  • Who is normally authorized to make changes?
  • What issues arise when the persons making fraudulent changes cannot be found?


Morris, Parke
Parke Morris

Parke Morris

With over $45 million in settlements and verdicts since 2003, Mr. Morris has handled a number of high-profile...  |  Read More

Schall, Victoria
Victoria A. Schall

Schall At Law

Ms. Schall concentrates her practice on civil litigation claims for nursing home abuse and neglect, medical...  |  Read More

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.

To find out which recorded format will provide the best CLE option, select your state:

CLE On-Demand Video