Everything listed under: nursing home death

  • Elder Advocates in One State Push Efforts to Reduce Nursing Home Abuse

    In one state, elder advocates are bringing light to nursing home abuse and neglect and are attempting to provide a solution. Senators are pushing the creation of “elder death review teams” in their state’s judicial circuits in hopes of eradicating instances of elder abuse. One bill pushed by the elder-advocating senators has passed through three senate committees thus far with no impediments.The elder death review teams would review and investigate cases where abuse or neglect ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident’s Bowels Rupture, Lawsuit Filed Alleging Staff Negligence

    A lawsuit is born following an incident in 2018 where an elderly woman perished from alleged nursing home negligence. The lawsuit’s claim states the nursing home facility failed to adequately “care for [the patient], resulting in pain, suffering and death.” According to patient’s family, the elderly woman required laxatives, which the family claims was sufficiently explained to the staff. When the patient did not receive the laxatives, her bowels ruptured, and she died ei...  Read More...

  • One State’s Attorney General Initiates a State-wide Investigation of Nursing Homes

    One patient’s tragic story at a nursing center initiated an investigation of nursing homes in one state. The incident began when a caretaker of a skilled nursing facility neglected to turn on a patient’s bed alarm, permitting the patient to get up and walk unsupervised. A week later after sustaining injuries, the patient died.The investigation lasted more than a year and reached seven settlements for injuries and wrongful deaths.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Fall Nine Days After Admission

    A nursing home is under investigation after the death of a patient.  The family is speaking about the facility's lack of care and failure to notify of a fall.  The patient died just 9 days after being admitted. "She would still be here today had they contacted us," said the patient's daughter.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse Leads To Investigation Over Patient Death

    Nursing home employees have been suspended and are under investigation for the neglect of nursing home patients. The state attorney general has filed charges and is pursuing a case against the nursing home and employees involved in the neglect. One patient was described to have "literally rotted to death". The neglect involved six current and former employees as well as a contracted nurse.   Read More...

  • 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...