Patients may require long-term care for serious medical conditions. Long-term care may also affect those who have suffered injury that requires sustained care, as well as those living with a mental or physical disability. Long term care expert witnesses are usually from a nursing background, working as registered nurses to provide extended forms of care. As with any other type of medical care, however, unforeseen issues, such as medical malpractice, negligence, a misdiagnosis, administering the wrong drug dosage, or failing to inform the patient of risks, may be grounds for potential lawsuits.
Long term care expert witnesses are often experienced with gerontology, as elderly care is common within the field. In such cases, patients may be suffering from dementia and other conditions requiring geriatric care, resulting in the need for assisted living within nursing home settings. Lawsuits involving long term care may involve cases of inefficient nursing supervision or elderly abuse, as elderly care patients are particularly susceptible to such problems.
Other long-term care expert witnesses may have a background in rehabilitation nursing, as mental or physical long-term disabilities, as well as certain personal injuries, may result in requiring such care.
Since 1991, ForensisGroup has been successfully providing authoritative experts to attorneys, no matter what the field. Call our office today and speak with our helpful staff or submit an expert request form to retain a highly qualified long-term care expert witness for your case.