An 86-year-old woman with dementia at the Westfield Center in Westfield, New Jersey, was discovered by her son with extensive bruising and a broken nose. This Westfield resident assault has now triggered a police investigation and a flood of similar stories from other residents and families who have seen similar abuses in the home. Benny … Continue reading Westfield Resident Assault Triggers NJ Department of Health Investigation
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
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
Elderly neglect in North Dakota has been featured recently in the news, showcasing behaviors that put residents in serious danger and have led to complications and injuries in several North Dakotan nursing homes. One of the most shocking examples of elderly neglect in North Dakota happened in the town of Minot at the Trinity Homes … Continue reading Elderly Neglect In North Dakota Places Residents At Risk
A string of reports from national auditors of nursing homes covered by The Register-Mail has revealed thousands of instances of unreported nursing home abuse across the nation. According to auditors for the Health and Human Services inspector general, unreported nursing home abuse cases make up 18% of the 37,600 instances of in which a Medicare … Continue reading Unreported Nursing Home Abuse Cases Number In The Thousands
After a great deal of deliberation, you have decided to move your loved one into a nursing home in the hopes that they will receive around-the-clock care. However, every time you visit, your loved one is suffering from a bedsore. Bedsores are one of the most common and frequent conditions to affect nursing home residents. … Continue reading Are Bed Sores a Sign of Neglect?
Nursing home negligence is a serious issue in the facilities in the United States and abroad. However, sometimes nursing home negligence may be hard to recognize. Residents who have been injured in nursing homes may be eligible for compensation. When is a Nursing Home Liable for Damages? A nursing home can be sued based on the … Continue reading An Overview of Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers & Lawsuits