The Nursing Homes Abuse Blog covers nursing home negligence in topics such as bedsores, economics, infections in nursing homes, legislation for nursing homes, litigation, medicare, nursing home falls, nutrition, and advice on selecting a nursing home. This blog is published by Streillis & Field, and authored by Jonathan Rosenfeld.
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AARP, filed a 'friend of the court' brief in a wrongful death lawsuit pending in New Mexico. The brief is intended to provide supplement information to the court regarding an injured nursing home resident's ability to pursue a nursing home negligence lawsuit in court as opposed to binding...
Four employees of the Medford Multicare Center for Living in Suffolk, NY have been charged with criminal neglect and falsifying business records. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced the charges following six weeks of video surveillance at the nursing home in 2007. The...
Episode Of Sexual Abuse By Nursing Home Employee With A Questionable Past Highlights The Need For Nationalized Database For Healthcare Workers
Like most perspective employees, people seeking a position in a nursing home likely fill out an application, perhaps submit a resume and answer a few questions from the facility administrator or other managerial employee. Pretty simple and matter of fact. In the majority of situations,...
There's no doubt that preventing pressure sores is much easier than healing them. Unfortunately, once developed in, a pressure sore requires months (if not substantially longer) of medical care that is usually painful, expensive and downright de-humanizing. In reality, pressure sores...
While nursing homes are indeed medical facilities that have a duty to care for their patients medical needs, I am always dumbfounded by the number of errors that seem to get routinely made--- many of which have nothing to do with specialized medical skills--- just a lack of plain common sense....
Elder Abuse Charges Brought Against Nurses For Their Role In The Death Of A Nursing Home Resident During Short-Term Admission
When complications arise during a nursing home admission due to the negligence of nursing home staff, the matter may be pursued civilly in the format of a nursing home lawsuit--- but rarely is the matter pursued criminally. Obviously, much of the hurdle to a criminal prosecution of a nursing...
Number of nursing homes in Minnesota: 387 Patients living in Minnesota nursing homes: 29,871 Occupancy rates of Minnesota nursing homes: 91.3% Average number of deficiencies at each Minnesota nursing home: 11.6 Percent of Minnesota nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient:...
Disturbingly, during the past few weeks, we've seen a rash of nursing home violence sweeping across the country as frail residents are becoming victims of the the aggressive acts of violent patients at their facilities. This time, an Indiana nursing home patient died four days after suffering...
Families of 250 disabled children have filed a Federal Court lawsuit against the State of Florida alleging that the state violates terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act and a Supreme Court ruling by keeping the children in nursing homes as opposed to allowing them to live at home or in the...
Last week we discussed one of the more unusual-- if not alarming-- situations involving nursing nursing homes that I've come across in a long time, how a fire erupted at an Ohio Nursing Home that was suspected to be related to a visitor cooking up a batch of methamphetamine in a patients...