It is sometimes difficult to tell if the elderly are being abused, but it's expected that if you place a loved one in a nursing home that they will be cared for by the staff. Not taking care of the residents, abusing them or exploiting them financially is unacceptable. If that does happen to a loved one, it's the basis for a nursing home negligence claim that you may want to start.

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, are sores that develop on the skin because of pressure caused by lying in one position. People that go through certain medical procedures can be especially susceptible to them, so staff at care centers need to be attentive to the risk of bedsores and alleviate any pressure buildup. If the staff at a care center is negligent in these duties, there can be dire consequences.

In order to avoid nursing home neglect and even abuse, it can be helpful to carefully scout potential homes before making a decision. Experts warn that you don't want to rush and make this decision too quickly, without really weighing all of the pros and cons, looking for any signs of neglect with other residents or the facility, getting to...

The elderly and children are among the most vulnerable in our society. Children are young and inexperienced and can be easily manipulated or exploited. Sadly, as many people age, they too, are subject to various forms of abuse and exploitation. While they may have been vigorous and imposing when they were younger, they often have suffered the effects of a...

A Shelby County jury has awarded a $30 million judgment against a Memphis nursing home where poor care led to a resident's death. The Circuit Court jury verdict includes $28 million in punitive damages against Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, as well as its two owners in New York and related companies. Martha Jane Peirce was living in a shared...

We've written several times about the horrible abuses that the elderly can face in nursing homes. Unfortunately, cases keep showing up that further prove this point. This week, we've found a case about the sexual abuse and rape of a 78-year-old woman in her care center. In June 2015, a 78-year-old woman (who is currently unnamed because she is the alleged...

The elderly population of the country, including those here in Missouri, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, particularly when they need to be under the care of a nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse are far too common. This leaves families wondering what their legal remedies are after getting their loved ones to safety -- or...

By and large, nursing homes in the Midwest are some of the worst in the United States. They have some of the highest rates of criminal negligence and elder abuse in the country and are comparatively expensive. This problem has reared its ugly head in a recent case in Illinois. Angela Skelly, a resident at the Oak Park Rehabilitation...

Over the past ten years, more and more contracts have begun to include an arbitration clause. This means that any legal problems that arise between the two parties have to go to private arbitration, where there is no judge, jury, or public eye. Arbitration clauses are especially common in nursing home contracts, which are often convoluted and difficult to...

When a loved one's health deteriorates, it is often the right decision to put them in a certified nursing facility where they can get the twenty-four hour care that they need. However, this does not make the decision any easier. Unfortunately, these loved ones are often put away in homes and forgotten. This leaves them especially susceptible to abuse. ...