Everything listed under: nursing home death

  • Patient Wanders From Facility, Freezes To Death

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home facility after a patient suffering from heart-attack induced dementia wandered away from the facility and froze to death. the facility failed to report the patient was missing for more than 12 hours. The patient was found dead two days later next to a dumpster. “This is a tragedy that could have been prevented if the facility had followed its own policies and procedures,” said the family's attorney.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Death Under Investigation After Ruled Homicide

    Officials are investigating a homicide at a nursing home after the death of a patient. The patient was reportedly assaulted and then hit her head. She died shortly after.   Read More...

  • Coroner Proposes All Nursing Home Deaths Be Reported In One State, Regardless Of Cause

    A coroner who presented a series on concerns of the current condition of nursing homes in one state is proposing that nursing homes be required to report all deaths that occur. Current law requires deaths to be reported when their is concern that the death was not of natural causes. “I’m a firm believer that all nursing home deaths and assisted living facility deaths – whether they are natural or not – are reported to the coroner’s office just to make sure ever...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Cited For Immediate Jeopardy Crisis Situation

    A nursing home where a patient previously died from infection is considered to be in a crisis situation. The facility has been reviewed through the process of a four-day onsite inspection. The inspection report has not yet been released, but it was determined that the nursing home was in immediate jeopardy.A family member of a patient that died says she is disappointed in the way the care was handled for him.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies Of Neglect, Hyperthermia

    A facility has been highlighted for allowing a patient to die after overheating. The patient was admitted after suffering a stroke. During his admission, the facility experienced excessive temperatures.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Veteran Dies After Developing Gangrene

    A veteran of a nursing home is now deceased after developing gangrene on his genitals. The patient suffered from diabetes and was susceptible to gangrene. The nursing home staff failed to document his infection even though the smell was detectable from the entrance of his room. The family is in shock after seeing the gangrenous area.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Death Ruled Neglect, Facility Unpenalized

    A nursing home has yet to be held responsible for the death of a patient due to neglect. The patient was admitted to the nursing home with dementia. The patient was stable for a few years, until suddenly she became lethargic and stopped eating.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Closing, Loses Funding

    A nursing home that is closing has been denied Medicare and Medicaid funding. The facility received several citations that involved a lack of cleanliness, wound care, and medication errors. The hold on payments to reimbursement patient costs was publicized after the health inspections took place. An investigation of a patient's death also led to an investigation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home To Settle Pending Lawsuits

    Two nursing home lawsuits are in the process of settling.  One lawsuit involves a patient who wandered from the facility.  The patient died and the facility was fined $25,000. The state cited that the facility "failed to ensure the door alarm to the courtyard on the facility's Alzheimer's Unit was engaged and the door not propped open." The facility plans to settle for $1 million.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies; Lawsuit Filed

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for the death of a patient. The patient was a 44-year-old father and grandfather. He suffered stroke and was unable to care for himself when he was admitted. The nursing home had a malfunctioning heating unit that caused the patient to overheat.   Read More...