This article provides an overview of the most common fact patterns involved in the litigation of neglect or abuse of the elderly. The common fact patterns include: choking and feeding tube, wandering, falls and related injuries, physical and chemical restraints, scalding, burns, malnutrition and dehydration, pressure sores, medication errors, and sexual abuse.
Braun, Julie A. and Mulcahy, Jane M.R.
"From the Guest Editors: Nursing Home Litigation: An Overview,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss2/3