Everything listed under: nursing home incident

  • Patient Dies in Nursing Home After Facility Fails to Provide Immediate Medical Attention

    A nursing home is now facing another wrongful death lawsuit. In August 2018, two patients at the nursing home died, which led to a federal fine against the facility. One patient’s family has filed suit.   Read More...

  • Man Dies from Pressure Ulcer Complications after Hospital Stay, Investigation Pending

    A family is mourning the death of their loved one who died in comfort care after suffering complications from a decubitus ulcer, or pressure sore. According to the coroner’s report, the decedent’s “massive” pressure sore had become seriously infected following a hospital stay. The hospital’s CEO has since apologized to the family for the tragic situation, and an investigation is currently pending.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Ignore Resident’s Care Plan, Results in Severe Pain and Fractures

    Two employees at a nursing home facility were arrested and charged for elder abuse. At least one resident at the facility was seriously injured after the employees ignored the resident’s specific care plan regarding transfers. According to the office of this state’s Attorney General (“AG”), the resident had osteoporosis and required special care when moving from bed to wheelchair.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Footage: Patient Falls, Remains In Floor, Berated By Nurses

    A family member installed a hidden camera in their loved one's nursing home room. The patient had complained of being mistreated by staff at the facility. After the camera caught abuse on video, several workers were fired as a result of the treatment recorded. The footage recorded the patient falling out of bed, calling for help for more than an hour with no answer, and then being berated once approached by a nurse.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Required To Report Family Notification Of Incidents

    Nursing homes in one area are required by local legislation to submit reports regarding incidents with patients to ensure family members were notified within two hours of occurrence. The legislation was enacted after a patient was killed in a patient altercation and the family was not notified for hours after the incident occurred. The legislation is in place to ensure nursing homes are in compliance with the law to inform family members. According to the area social services commissioner, ...  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 Worker Faces Trial For Sexual Abuse Charges

    A nursing home worker accused of sexually abusing a resident will go to trial to face the charges against him. The worker has pleaded guilty to three felony charges. The charges include one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of endangering the welfare of an elderly or incompetent person. The worker was investigated by police and made admissions of sexual misconduct after being questioned about a specific incident with a resident.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies After Being Thrown From Wheelchair

    A nursing home patient died after being thrown from a wheelchair while being transported in a van to a medical appointment. The driver stopped the van due to another vehicle stopping in front of him. The patient was not wearing a restraint to hold him in the wheelchair when the van stopped abruptly. He suffered injuries including broken ribs and a broken back.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies After Being Thrown From Wheelchair

    A nursing home patient died after being thrown from a wheelchair while being transported in a van to a medical appointment. The driver stopped the van due to another vehicle stopping in front of him. The patient was not wearing a restraint to hold him in the wheelchair when the van stopped abruptly. He suffered injuries including broken ribs and a broken back.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fire Leads To Revisit Of National Fire Safety Codes

    After a nursing home fire that evacuated 49 nursing home patients, fire codes are being revisited in one state. Although all of the patients made it out alive, four to eight of them suffered from smoke inhalation. Currently the codes do not require an operating sprinkler system. "We'll be making recommendations that the code be reviewed for possible changes on a national basis," said the state fire marshall.   Read More...