Everything listed under: nursing home attorney

  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Issues Targeted by Social Justice Organization

    One group is bringing light to certain areas of social injustice, one topic being reformation of nursing homes. The group’s mission is to offer solutions to local officials regarding various issues within their community. According to a group member, there were certain conditions in local nursing home facilities that caused the deaths of several residents, which deeply concerned the group.“These were people I knew and people whose families trusted that nursing home to take care of their loved on...  Read More...

  • One Study Suggests a Portion of Nursing Home Residents May Never Be Seen by a Physician

    One study conducted by a health policy researcher in one state suggests some nursing home residents may never be seen by a doctor. The study took data from more than two million Medicare patients recently cleared from a hospital to a nursing home facility for rehabilitation care. Out of these residents, 10.4 percent never came in contact with a doctor or other qualified medical professional during their time at the facility.The study also suggests patients in rural areas of the country received ...  Read More...

  • Elder Allegedly Mishandled by her Caregiver, Video Surveillance May Prove Abuse

    A ninety-four year old woman was purportedly mishandled by her caretaker at a nursing home in one state. According to the arrest report, the alleged victim told her own son about the employee’s misconduct. Her son played back video surveillance located in the nursing home, confirming the employee’s abuse.The son reported the employee to the nursing home facility, and the employee has since been suspended.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Found Guilty of Five Counts of Elder Abuse

    One former nursing home employee was found guilty of multiple counts of elder abuse after hidden cameras revealed mistreatment of a resident in her care. The victim’s family planted a video camera in their relative’s room at the nursing home facility after becoming suspicious that their loved one was being abused. The tapes were not played back until after the victim’s death.The defendant expressed guilt and regret following the jury trial.   Read More...