Everything listed under: nursing home lawyer

  • Nurse Aides Terminated Following Insensitive Photo Leaked on Social Media

    Two nurse aides were immediately fired after an insensitive social media post went viral.   According to a report, the aides were employees at a nursing home facility who regularly cared for senior citizens.   The social media post contained an image of the aides with the caption “might drop your grandma later.”    According to the aides, the caption was a harmless joke which has been copied and re-posted on many forms of social media outlets.   Read More...

  • Sexual Assault Among Mentally-Impaired Nursing Home Residents Results in $25,000 Fine

    One nursing home facility is facing financial repercussions following an alleged sexual assault at the facility.  According to a report, the suspected sexual assault offender and the victim were both mentally-incompetent residents at the facility.  Following the police investigation, the facility was fined $25,000 for failure to “adequately assess and identify sexual vulnerability and increased risk of resident-to-resident abuse.”   According to the nursing home care p...  Read More...

  • Large Percentage of Nursing Home Residents Develop Preventable Health Issues Following Hospitalization, According to New Study

    A new study has been released concerning nursing home patients’ health after following hospitalization.  According to the study, about 70% of nursing home residents who are admitted to a hospital develop unnecessary health issues upon returning to the nursing home facilities.  Among these health issues include the development of bed sores, infections, and injuries sustained from falls.     “Adverse events are occurring due to transition-related issues, such as being rele...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Closes Indefinitely After Years of "Horrific Conditions"

    A nursing home facility is receiving public scrutiny after state inspectors found several instances of potential resident abuse and neglect.  According to a police report, one resident at the facility was found with exposed wounds covered in feces that became invested with maggots.  Later at the hospital, the resident’s condition declined and he perished.   Read More...

  • Occurrence of Multidrug-resistant Organisms Increasing in Nursing Home Facilities, Study Suggests

    A recent study suggests that a certain type of multidrug-resistant organism (“MDRO”) is becoming more prevalent in nursing home facilities.  The study begins by signifying that Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”) occurrence appears to be steadily decreasing, while Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (“VRE”) occurrence may be increasing in these facilities.  One data analyst involved in this study explained that since nursing homes routi...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Caregiver Captured on Video, Admitted Neglecting a Patient

    A caregiver in one nursing home facility was charged after a fellow employee who was suspicious of elder abuse recorded video surveillance in the facility. The surveillance showed the first caregiver allegedly pushing a demented patient in the head then proceeding to eat the patient’s meal. According to the prosecution, the patient showed clear signs of hunger and dehydration, which the caregiver ignored.       According to the patient’s husband, the patient actua...  Read More...

  • Retired Judge's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles Day Before Trial

    A wrongful death lawsuit that has been pending for several years recently reached a settlement agreement just hours before the case was to be tried in court. According to the lawsuit, the decedent, who was a retired Circuit Court judge, was admitted to a hospital for an infection and was later discharged to a nursing home facility. Antibiotics were administered at the hospital and were supposed to be a part of treatment for four additional weeks at the nursing home facility.   Read More...

  • Custodian at a Nursing Home Facility Charged Following Allegations of Sexual Assault with a Patient

    Several charges are pending against a man formerly employed by a nursing home for the alleged sexual assault of a patient. According to court documents, the accused was employed as a custodian at the nursing home facility. The documents continue to allege that this man had attempted unwanted physical and sexual contact with a disabled patient.The accused did plead not guilty to all charges and waived arraignment.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident Dies from Sepsis, $1 Million Awarded for Damages

    One nursing home was ordered to pay $1 million in damages following arbitration for a resident that developed a pressure ulcer and later died of sepsis. According to court records, this resident was ordered by a physician to begin using a low-air mattress after a pressure ulcer was revealed. The air mattress reportedly arrived to the facility eight days after the order was made.Court records also revealed other reasons why the pressure ulcer may have continued to deteriorate under the facility&r...  Read More...

  • Bill Pending To Reduce The Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs

    A bill pending in one state will make it more difficult for nursing home facilities to administer antipsychotic drugs to nursing home residents if it passes. The purpose of the bill is to prevent nursing home patients from being drugged to reduce the level of care required. The patient may be less interactive, combative, etc.   Read More...