Everything listed under: nursing home attorney

  • Alleged Rape at Retirement Community, Charges Filed Almost Twenty Years Later

    A former aide of a retirement community is being charged with raping at least one elderly resident of the facility almost twenty years ago. The victim was said to be both non-verbal and bed-ridden in the facility. However, newly presented court documents allege this man may have committed sexual crimes against two additional elderly residents at that same facility.The former aide was arrested on February 27, 2019.   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...

  • New Bill Proposed Would Punish Short-Staffed Nursing Homes

    One state lawmaker is proposing a bill that may increase quality patient care in nursing homes. Currently, there are no federal regulations for establishing how many caregivers must be employed at a nursing home facility. Some patient advocates and regulators believe the low employment and under-staffing translates to poor care for patients.   Read More...

  • Additional Charges for Nursing Home Employees Indicted in 2014

    There are new criminal charges for former employees of a nursing home accused of abusing and neglecting two elderly residents. The indictments for these former employees were presented in 2014, but the prosecuting attorney amended the charges just recently following new information.There were several staff who witnessed or knew about the alleged abuse yet failed to report or obstruct the acts, according to state inspection records. Some witnesses reported the incidents were permitted to continue...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies from Gangrene and Sepsis, Family Makes Plans to Sue Facility

    A family makes plans to sue a nursing home facility two years after their loved one, an 84 year old Army veteran, died in the facility’s care. The family’s attorney stated that the veteran could no longer take care of himself. “It appears the nursing staff was not able to take care of him, either,” the attorney said. “While in this nursing home for just a period of weeks, they were not cleaning him.   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 Patient Dies From Fall Nine Days After Admission

    A nursing home is under investigation after the death of a patient.  The family is speaking about the facility's lack of care and failure to notify of a fall.  The patient died just 9 days after being admitted. "She would still be here today had they contacted us," said the patient's daughter.   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...

  • Nursing Home Patients To Be Adopted For Christmas

    Nursing Home Residents are being adopted for Christmas this year at one nursing home. There is a tree with the residents wish lists available for people in the community to purchase Christmas gifts for them. The facility is highlighting people who have no family to visit or but them Christmas gifts.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home To Settle Pending Lawsuits

    Two nursing home lawsuits are in the process of settling.  One lawsuit involves a patient who wandered from the facility.  The patient died and the facility was fined $25,000. The state cited that the facility "failed to ensure the door alarm to the courtyard on the facility's Alzheimer's Unit was engaged and the door not propped open." The facility plans to settle for $1 million.   Read More...