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  • Nursing Home Patients Wander, One Found Dead

    A nursing home patient is dead after she and another patient wandered from the nursing home facility where they were residents. Upon realization that the patients were missing, police were called to search. A resident called the police during the search to state that the patients were in their backyard. The police investigation reveals that the patients probably left the facility through an unsecured door.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Wanders From Facility, Found Dismembered By Alligator

    A nursing home along with its administrator are being sued for allowing a patient to wander from the facility and die. The patient was known for wandering and when she went missing for seven hours fell down an embankment into a pond. The patient was then attacked by an alligator and dismembered.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Wanders, Dies From Injuries

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home by the widow of a patient. The patient was allowed to wander from the facility without pants in 42 degree weather. The patient was suffering from dementia and suffered injuries that led to his death months later. The nursing home is alleged to have failed to offer proper supervision and failed to train staff properly.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuits Filed By Several Families

    Lawsuits have been filed against a nursing home by four families claiming negligent care led to the deaths of several patients. The amount of lawsuits of this one nursing home facilities outnumbers by double the number of lawsuits from families of loved ones claiming negligent care. An expert expressed concerns about these lawsuits. "People very rarely sue when there is nursing home neglect or abuse, even when it leads to the death of the resident," said the executive director of ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Four Patient Deaths

    State public health officials are investigating various incidents that led to the death of four patients at one nursing home. The incidents have brought questions as to whether or not the deaths could have been prevented. The reasons the patients died included falls, suicide, and being found unattended outdoors. Asked if it was unusual to have four deaths at one facility under investigation at the same time, he said, "Not necessarily.   Read More...

  • Patient Files Lawsuit For Negligent Care

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for allowing a patient to develop and suffer from pressure ulcers, pneumonia, septicemia and other health conditions.  The patient also experienced falls that led to injury. The patient claims the nursing home failed to provide proper supervision to prevent deterioration of health. The lawsuit seeks damages greater than $50,000.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Charged With Abuse

    Three nursing home employees have been charged with negligence of patients under their care at a nursing home. Two of the employees acted together to choke a patient according to the allegations. The same employees also pulled the hair of the patient and bent his leg back to his head. The other nursing home employee is accused of failure to report allegations of the nursing staff upon observation of the events that transpired.   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 Settles Lawsuit Regarding Medication Negligence

    A nursing home has settled a class-action lawsuit after several patients and their families filed a lawsuit claiming negligence for prescribing psychotherapeutic drugs without explaining the risks to patients and their legal representatives. The prescribed drugs come with a Black Box warning of increased risk of death in dementia patients. Families want to ensure future patients received full disclosure with the prescription of these types of drugs. The lawsuit settled for $345,000 to be di...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Shows Red Flag Signs of Abuse

    Nursing home patients are showing red flags of abuse as nursing home employees are being investigated for their behavior towards patients in the home. Some patients exhibited bruising, while others were witnessed being strangled and hit, or having ice thrown down their clothes. In reference to bruising on a  patient, a caseworker for nursing homes in the area said, "It needs to be something that's explained. If there's no explanation on how that happened, there should be a...  Read More...

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