Everything listed under: nursing home lawyer

  • 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...

  • 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...