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A mad doctor because nurses didn't follow his orders regarding a nursing home resident.

Failure to Follow Physician Orders

Nursing facilities are the eyes and ears of the residents’ respective physicians. They are also responsible for complying with the residents’ physicians’ orders, documenting such compliance, and noting any findings. When a resident’s physician prescribes medication, orders bloodwork, orders diagnostic testing, orders treatment, or discontinues a prior order, it is incumbent upon the nursing facility to timely comply with such orders. When a nursing home fails to document and follow a physician’s order, it can lead to dire outcomes for the resident.


It is important to note that the failure to follow a physician’s order, in and of itself, is not enough to present a nursing home or assisted living facility abuse and neglect case. Instead, the failure must have caused an injury.


If you believe your loved one was injured at the hands of a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact the experienced attorneys at FIDJ, before it’s too late.

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