Blog Posts in March, 2012

Drunk Driving NC negligence

In addition to the statutory Dram Shop causes of action described in earlier posts, attorneys may bring a common law negligence claim against anyone who provides a visibly intoxicated person with ...
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How are nursing homes paid?

From 1965 until 1998, nursing home facilities were paid on a cost-based reimbursement system by combining cost reports with the number of patient days. In 1998 payment was switched to Prospective ...
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NC Dram Shop Law adults

In North Carolina, NCGS section 18B-120 and the subsequent sections address injury by drunk driver s that are under the age of twenty-one. The following sections address drunk driving by adults: ...
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Generic drug dangers

Recently, the New York Times had an article that addressed the lack of accountability for generic drug manufacturers. The U.S. Supreme Court held that generic drug suppliers don't have the same ...
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How to find out nursing home staffing levels

Facility information on staffing can be found through a variety of sources. The primary pre-suit source of information is the facility licensing file. Of course, you should never file suit without ...
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NC Dram Shop Law

North Carolina law regarding a bar, restaurant or nightclub's potential liability for the sale of alcohol to an underaged person and drunk driving can be found in NCGS 18B-120: § 18B‑121. ...
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Nursing Home NC Staffing Requirements

All nursing home staff, defendants and most attorneys state that the minimum staffing requirement in North Carolina is 2.1 nursing hours per patient day (nhppd) based on the administrative code. [i] ...
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Nursing Home Federal Staffing Requirements

How much staff is needed in a skilled nursing facility to provide reasonable care? Of course, the specific answer depends on who you ask. Since "he who pays the piper calls the tune" and ...
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