Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Nursing Home Patient With Dementia Sent To Appointment In Uber

    A nursing home patient suffering from dementia has been put in an Uber by herself by the nursing home facility to go to a doctor's appointment when her medical transport did not show up. The family was called by the doctor's office, because the patient was scared and uncertain of where she was. The nursing home would not answers calls regarding questions about the incident.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Allows Patient To Die From Bedsores

    A nursing home patient has died after the facility allowed him to suffer bedsores he did not have upon admission to the facility. "They told me this is the worst case of bedsores they have ever seen from that nursing home," his son recalled doctors and nurses telling him in the emergency room. "The sores were black.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Under Investigation For Rape Charges

    Nursing home employees are under investigation after a nursing home patient in a vegetative state gave birth to a child. Police are pursuing sexual assault charges and looking for DNA matches to the child from male employees. The investigation has been ongoing since earlier suspicions were raised. The head of the company earlier resigned just after charges were filed.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Repeats Care Violations, Still In Operation

    A nursing home has been under fire for repeated violations and fines cited by the state health department. The violations have taken place over the past year and a half. However, the facility is still in operation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Filed For Fall, Spinal Fracture

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home that allowed a patient to fall. The patient was a high fall risk, but the facility failed to properly supervise and prevent the patient's fall. As a result, the patient fracture his spine and required hospitalization and surgery.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies Of Neglect, Hyperthermia

    A facility has been highlighted for allowing a patient to die after overheating. The patient was admitted after suffering a stroke. During his admission, the facility experienced excessive temperatures.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Suffers Pressure Ulcer Deep Into Her Spine

    The legal guardian and family member of a loved one is reaching out to lawmakers to advocate for hidden cameras in nursing homes after watching his cousin suffer from a pressure ulcer that went deep into her spine. The patient suffered from diabetes and was allowed to develop a wound that ultimately became deep and infected. “The wound is probably 1 1/2 inch in diameter and 3 inches deep -- and at the base of the wound I can see her spine.   Read More...

  • Carolers Sing To Nursing Home Patients

    Carolers are bringing cheer to nursing home patients. They have been offering their cheer to others for years singing to former church members. Patients enjoyed the singing, asking when the group's album was coming out.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Veteran Dies After Developing Gangrene

    A veteran of a nursing home is now deceased after developing gangrene on his genitals. The patient suffered from diabetes and was susceptible to gangrene. The nursing home staff failed to document his infection even though the smell was detectable from the entrance of his room. The family is in shock after seeing the gangrenous area.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Of Pressure Ulcers Leads To Exposure Of Backbone

    A jury awarded $1.2 million for a nursing home case involving neglect and pressure ulcers. The pressure ulcers were present upon adminssion and left untreated. The patient's backbone was ultimately exposed.   Read More...