Everything listed under: nursing home lawsuit

  • Family of Indigent Person with Unpaid Nursing Home Expenses Could be Liable for Unpaid Bills in One State

    One state has a law in place that may financially obligate an individual for indigent family member’s nursing home expenses. According to the statute, “filial support” creates liability in certain circumstances for a relative’s unpaid care expenses. In 2012, one man was found financially responsible in a court of law for his mother’s $93,000 unpaid nursing home bill.   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...

  • 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...

  • Instances of Abuse and Neglect Causes Government Agency to Recoup Millions of Dollars from Nursing Homes

    For the 2018 government fiscal year, the Office of the Inspector General from Department of Health and Human Services is recovering $48.7 million previously distributed to nursing homes. Out of this collected money, a portion was returned because of civil and criminal court cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect. $68,168 was reverted due to criminal convictions of employees and $1.3 million was calculated from lawsuit settlements, totaling $1.5 million.The figures do show to have decline...  Read More...

  • Senate to Decide Fate of Nursing Home Arbitration Provisions

    The Office of Management and Budget will soon decide whether to reverse a decision that bans arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. The issue is whether nursing home facilities should require future residents to resolve disputes solely by arbitration. According to some supporters of the proposed legislation, arbitration is “faster and more efficient” than lawsuits and jury trials.However, one association for seniors strongly disagrees.   Read More...

  • Man Dies from Sepsis under Nursing Home Rehabilitation Care, Settlement Awarded

    One man’s death by sepsis following admission to a nursing home rehabilitation center resulted in a generous lawsuit settlement. The decedent had some preexisting medical conditions, such as diabetes and amputation below his knee; however, at the time of admission his body was free from pressure ulcers.Three weeks following admission to the rehabilitation facility, the man was admitted to a hospital where it was determined he developed a stage two pressure ulcer. When he was discharged fro...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident’s Bowels Rupture, Lawsuit Filed Alleging Staff Negligence

    A lawsuit is born following an incident in 2018 where an elderly woman perished from alleged nursing home negligence. The lawsuit’s claim states the nursing home facility failed to adequately “care for [the patient], resulting in pain, suffering and death.” According to patient’s family, the elderly woman required laxatives, which the family claims was sufficiently explained to the staff. When the patient did not receive the laxatives, her bowels ruptured, and she died ei...  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...

  • Investigation Begins after Former Employees of a Veterans’ Retirement Home Report Mistreatment of Residents

    A former cook and former housekeeper of a veterans’ retirement home have publicly reported mistreatment of the home’s residents. According to the former employees, some residents were victims of staff negligence and carelessness, poor living conditions, bed bug infestations, and insufficient treatment and prevention of medical conditions, among other claims.One of the former employees stated she could no longer continue to work at the home due to the “unconscionable treatment&r...  Read More...