Everything listed under: nursing home attorney

  • Bedridden Man at Hospital Develops Unstageable Pressure Ulcer, Family Unaware for Months

    One family recently discovered an unstageable pressure ulcer, or bed sore, on their bedridden father’s backside after his admittance to a hospital following. The family had been taking turns visiting their father at this hospital for months without knowledge of the hidden pressure ulcer that had been forming. As a result, their father had developed sepsis, which spread into his bones and blood.   Read More...

  • Jury Finds Skilled Nursing Facility Responsible for a Patient’s Fall-Related Injuries

    A jury recently determined that a nursing home facility was responsible for the pain and suffering during one of its patients’ final days alive. While one nurse aide was changing the victim’s bed sheets, the victim fell from the bed and sustained serious head injuries. Facility protocol stated that two aides were to be present and assisting with linen changes.    According to public records, the victim had several health issues before she fell at the facility.   Read More...

  • Health and Safety Deficiencies in Nursing Home Facility Result in over $85,000 Fine

    A nursing home in one state just received a hefty fine for several health and safety deficiencies. The fine was one of this state’s largest penalties in the past three years. Among the deficiencies were nursing staff’s failure to take proper measures to stop the spreading of preventable infections, inadequate staff training, and low staff counts.   Read More...

  • Reported Sexual Encounter between Nurse and Patient at a Nursing Home Pending Investigation

    An investigation is pending at one nursing home facility where a nurse reportedly had sexual relations with a patient. According to a report, the patient admitted it was a consensual encounter and not an assault. “If he’s in jail, it’s all together wrong because I asked him to do it,” the patient stated in one report.The daughter of the nursing home patient believes there is more to the story than the hospital administrator will admit.   Read More...

  • Family of a Victim of Nursing Home Neglect is Counter-sued for Unpaid Medical Expenses

    A nursing home that acknowledged legal responsibility for the untimely death of one elderly patient is now counter-suing the family of the deceased for his unpaid expenses. A jury has already awarded $1 million for the family of the victim from the lawsuit that was filed against the nursing home. A family member of the deceased says the counter-suit for unpaid expenses is a “slap in the face.”“They did wrong, and they know they did wrong and it’s like they’re benefiting from his death.   Read More...

  • One State’s Supreme Court Reversal May Exempt Nursing Home from Alleged Negligent Care

    One nursing home named as a defendant in a lawsuit for alleged negligent care may be exempt legally, according to one state’s Supreme Court ruling. According to the new ruling, this nursing home may be able to claim special immunity due to its “charitable status.” The state’s Supreme Court reversed the prior decision made by the state’s Court of Appeals, which previously asserted no immunity could be sought.According to the Supreme Court justices, a jury concluded t...  Read More...

  • Facility for Disabled Residents May Have Neglected Safety Protocol

    One nursing home for persons with physical and psychological ailments has reportedly neglected to take precautions for its residents’ safety. If a nursing home participates in Medicaid and/or Medicare programs, there are specific criteria that the facility must strictly follow. According to its state’s Department of Health, staff at this facility were not adequately protecting the residents from various types of physical and sexual abuse.This facility has faced issues in the past, fr...  Read More...

  • Nurse Arrested and Charged Following Report of Unwanted Sexual Contact with an Elderly Resident

    A nurse at an assisted living facility was arrested and charged for the alleged sexual battery of an elderly resident. The resident, who suffered from multiple medical complications, reported to facility management and subsequently to police that a nurse had molested him. The nurse had reportedly disappeared for over an hour before another employee found her in the victim’s bathroom, dressing herself.After the report, the elderly resident was sent to a medical center for further evaluation...  Read More...

  • Organization for Seniors is Urging One State to Support Legislation to Improve Seniors’ Quality of Life

    One state is setting the bar low for providing quality nursing home care. According to one organization for seniors, this is due to a few factors: the over-administering of non-prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, low ratings of care provided by nurses, and high costs for residents’ living.There are two pending bills that may improve quality of care for seniors, according to the organization for seniors. If passed, one bill would require an actual diagnosis before administering anti-psychotic ...  Read More...

  • Elder Abuse and Vulnerability Dramatically Increasing in One State

    According to the Department of Social Services in one state, 11,123 instances of elder abuse were reported in 2017. Examples of elder abuse can range from neglect, exploitation, emotional and physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms. In the past seven years, the number of investigations in one state have increased by more than double.According to the Justice Department, one in ten seniors in America are abused or exploited.   Read More...