Everything listed under: nursing home abuse and neglect attorney

  • Nursing Home Administrator Sentenced To Jail For Actions Leading To Patient Death

    The former administrator of an assisted living facility has been sentenced to prison for abusing a patient to the point of death. The patient suffered from dementia and two weeks after an incident with the administrator leading to her arrest. The caregiver shoved two hard eggs and medication down the mouth of the patient allowing her to go into respiratory distress. According to a nurse at the facility who was monitoring the administrator under suspicions of abuse, the administrator failed ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patients Displaced After Fire Breaks Out

    Forty-nine patients have been moved to a nearby assisted living after a fire broke out in a nursing home. The fire broke out in a laundry room causing sprinkler systems to initiate. Patients were evacuated and at least one patient was noted as injured. Patients were placed on emergency cots donated from the Red Cross.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $100,000 For Patient Death

    A nursing home facility has been fined $100,000 after a 61-year-old patient was found dead in her bed. The patient received a minor surgery to receive an AV shunt for her dialysis. The patient was not monitored over night upon her return.   Read More...

  • Research Offers Collaborative Opportunities For Nursing Homes To Reduce Infection From Catheters

    New collaborative efforts are showing that the rate of infection through the use of catheters can be reduced based on recent studies. Since 150,000 nursing home residents in the United States will receive catheters annually and half of those will develop catheter-associated urinary tract infections, efforts are being made to reduce that number. Infection preventionists (IPs) are joining in collaboration to reduce the risks. IPs are being encouraged to speak with physicians and staff about t...  Read More...

  • Failure To Investigate Nursing Home Allegations Exposed In Audit

    Nursing home allegations in one state have the greatest lag time prior to inspection. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that 650 claims have gone without investigation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home License Revoked For Medication Errors

    A nursing home facility no longer has a license due to 43 incidents involving medication errors. The health information and quality authority investigated and issued a report identifying its concerns. “The impact of such medication-related errors could potentially be catastrophic and therefore, a judgment of major non-compliance was made,” said the report.The facility was also found to have unclean showers due to fecal matter and urine.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Experience Increased Fines For Violations

    One state's department of health is holding nursing homes to a higher accountability by increasing citations and fines. The fines have increased from 18 penalties including fines totaling $65,750 in 2014, to 108 penalties including fines totaling $774,750 so far in 2017. The state plans to continue cracking down on facilities to promote and enforce a higher level of safety. The state is receiving scrutiny from some healthcare entities.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Cites Wrongful Death And Staffing Shortages

    The family of a loved one has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after a patient's death. The patient suffering from Alzheimer's died after being left in a bathtub for over eight hours. The lawsuit accuses the family of a failing to staff the facility properly to provide proper care for their loved one. "When there are not enough staff members to care for residents, it creates an environment where employees are trying to do too many things that they forget about putting a resident ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Survey For Poor Patient Supervision

    A nursing home has been cited for putting patients at risk after leaving dementia patients and smoking patients unattended. The patients with dementia were left in a break room near two heaters with potentials for causing burns. The patients that were smoking were left unattended outdoors and in unsafe places for smoking that could have caused danger to others due to potential fire hazards.Patients that smoked had burn marks on their hands and clothes.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Suffers Bed Sores After Triple-Bypass Surgery

    A nursing home has been accused of abuse following the development of pressure ulcers or bed sores on a patient. The patient alleges the sores could have been avoided. The patient experienced pain as a result of the bed sores while recovering from triple-bypass surgery. A lawsuit has been filed for damages alleging the nursing home did not provide adequate care or take proper precautions to prevent the bed sores.   Read More...