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Wrongful-Death

Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

A bill has been presented in the Georgia legislation that could change the way that nursing homes and coroners document deaths. The Georgia coroner’s law could remove a nursing home’s ability to sign death certificates without a coroner’s approval. The Georgia coroner’s law, formerly known as House Bill 262, is currently pending before the General … Continue reading Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

Illinois Nursing Home Report Finds Major Infractions in Two Homes

The Peoria Journal Star reported that two nursing homes from Peoria, Illinois, have been fined following a report that found them in violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. The Illinois nursing home report fines amounted to $50,000 total, $25,000 each. According to the Illinois Nursing Home Act, the Generations at Peoria and Sharon … Continue reading Illinois Nursing Home Report Finds Major Infractions in Two Homes

Florida Fatality Team Bill Begins Its Fourth Attempt in Legislature

On Jan. 24, 2020, a bill designed to allow the creation of an investigative body to look into elder abuse deaths began its fourth attempt at passage according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News. The Florida fatality team bill, proposed by Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson, has failed to pass three times in the … Continue reading Florida Fatality Team Bill Begins Its Fourth Attempt in Legislature

Oregon Manslaughter Appeal Frees Victim’s Granddaughter

In one of its last acts of the decade, the Oregon Court of Appeals overturned the 2016 manslaughter conviction of a 49-year-old woman from Bend, Oregon, who admitted to smothering her grandmother with a pillow. The Oregon manslaughter appeal succeeded largely due to the legality of allowing the accused’s therapist to testify to statements made … Continue reading Oregon Manslaughter Appeal Frees Victim’s Granddaughter

Springfield Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Gross Neglect of Resident

In Springfield, Illinois, one nursing home resident’s wrongful death could potentially cost their former facility up to a million dollars according to The Register-Guard. A Springfield wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the Sweet Briar Villa assisted living facility over the death of a resident from 2017. On Sept. 11, 2019, Zandra Heisler filed the … Continue reading Springfield Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Gross Neglect of Resident

Mandatory Reporting Bills Introduced to Curtail Nursing Home Neglect

Two mandatory reporting bills have been introduced in the Pennsylvania House as part of a “Promise of Care” legislative package designed to protect residents and increase transparency. House Bills 1713 and 1714 would require nursing homes to report all resident deaths to the county coroner. As representatives told Mcknight’s Long-Term News, the current reporting system … Continue reading Mandatory Reporting Bills Introduced to Curtail Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Sues for Unpaid Bills Despite Resident’s Wrongful Death In June 2015, Woodhaven Center of Care admitted that they were responsible for the death of then-resident Salvatore Niosi. Now, four years and a million-dollar settlement later, the nursing home is pursuing a countersuit for money that they claim was owed to them by the … Continue reading

How to Pursue Nursing Home Wrongful Death Cases Wrongful death is a civil case between the estate of a deceased nursing home patients and the facility that was entrusted to care for them. Beneficiaries of nursing home patients may pursue these charges if they feel the patient died unnecessarily of neglect, abuse or other actions. … Continue reading