Category: Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect

What Should You Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

One of the great fears we all have is finding one of our loved ones or eventually ourselves in a nursing home.  Add to those concerns, being in an abusive or neglectful environment.  Unfortunately, age and ill-health may eventually lead to the need for nursing care and a level of attention that we cannot provide […]

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Subtle Signs of Nursing Home Abuse You Should Never Ignore

Right now, more and more of the baby boomer generation are entering their golden years. Thanks to the advances in health care, the life expectancies of these individuals is only going up, which has resulted in the need for nursing home care going up significantly. While most nursing homes and assisted living communities are safe, […]

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Nursing home neglect can lead to personal injuries for patients

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 […]

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Woman’s family sues after she passes from bedsore complications

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 […]

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Don’t feel rushed into choosing a nursing home

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 […]

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Nursing home worker charged in financial exploitation of resident

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 […]

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Tennessee nursing home found negligent for $28 million

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 […]

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Elderly woman raped in her care facility

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 […]

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Nursing home neglect and abuse are far too common

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 […]

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Elder abuse lawsuit filed after woman dies of dehydration

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 […]

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The changing face of arbitration clauses

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 […]

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Report finds nursing home neglect and abuse in 1 in 3 homes

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 […]

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Nursing home neglect leads to death of resident

Oftentimes, those in nursing homes require intense specialized care. Conditions from hypertension to heart disease plague the elderly and, as such, most nursing homes are equipped to deal with these problems in order to help their residents. When caregivers in these homes are negligent in their duties, there can be serious complications or death for […]

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Nursing home abuse through video and photo sharing

In today’s world, we have unprecedented abilities to quickly distribute photos and videos to friends, family or the world at large. Social media makes such sharing incredibly easy. Unfortunately, not all people use these abilities for good. For example, some assisted living facility and nursing home workers have used photo/video sharing for horrifying purposes. Specifically, […]

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Are nursing homes being careless in their antibiotic use?

One thing that can have a very big impact on the health and quality of life of a nursing home resident is the quality of the care they receive at the home. Thus, it is vital for nursing homes and their staff members to act properly in all aspects of resident care. This includes the […]

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