Everything listed under: nursing home lawyer

  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Files Twenty-Nine Reports in February, Abuse and Neglect among the Categories

    One nursing home reportedly filed twenty-nine incident reports last month. Among these reports, many had the tags and/or references of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Some other reports included burns, lacerations, and malfunctioning of medical equipment.   Read More...

  • Senators Acknowledge Nursing Home Abuse, Discuss Plans to Eliminate Neglect

    On March 6, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the issues surrounding nursing home neglect, abuse, and mistreatment. The discussions regarding nursing homes were largely related to the need for stricter regulations, tougher screening of potential employees, and the elimination of preventable errors.The hearing was sparked by several recent national reports of alleged nursing home abuse, which one committee chairman is stressing are not isolated incidents. “Hardly a week g...  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 Bed Sores, Employees Charged With Neglect

    Several nursing home employees have been charged with neglect of a patient after the patient died from bed sores. The patient had strict orders for daily wound care ordered by a physician.  The facility staff failed to follow the orders for 5 days.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Reveals Additional Deficiencies After Repeat Violations

    A nursing home is under fire for more deficiencies after survey reports were released.  The facility already has a history of failures to offer quality care to its patients in a clean and safe environment.  Some of the failures involve direct patient care while others involve the facility itself. Faculty staff failed to administer medication correctly, maintain policies for record keeping, and properly feed residents.   Read More...

  • Whistleblower Centers Are Recruiting Medical Doctors To Uncover Nursing Homes Overbilling For Medicare And Medicaid

    A whistleblower center in one state is recruiting medical doctors to aid in the identification of nursing homes that are overbilling for Medicare and Medicaid. The center is making a plea and a monetary offer for those who may be willing to help in the investigation of fraudulent facilities receiving reimbursements beyond the amount they are due. The center identifies facilities where staffing is low and profits are high, leaving patients to suffer care and harm in the center of the fraudulent s...  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...