nursing home abuse
Choosing a Good Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection on May 9, 2022
By Craig McLaughlin As of 2022, the United States Census Bureau has recorded there to be over 54 million adults 65 years or older. As people live longer, many Ohioans are going to need medical care and assistance that can only be found at a nursing home. With over 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio, distinguishing...
Elder Abuse: Signs, Prevention and Where to Turn for Help
Posted in Consumer Protection, Firm News, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on March 5, 2021
Elder abuse is a major societal problem. It occurs when someone knowingly, intentionally or negligently causes harm—or a serious risk of harm—to a vulnerable person. COVID-19 has done nothing to help the situation. In fact, PBS discovered a strong correlation between the pandemic and nationwide cases of elder abuse and mistreatment. They cited a report from researcher...
Elder abuse on the rise: what steps can you take to protect your loved ones?
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 15, 2017
A new report released by the World Health Organization is raising alarms about the increasing number of elderly people suffering abuse and neglect. The research reveals that one out of six people around the world will fall victim to some form of abuse after they turn 60. If you or someone you love is...
Are your loved ones safe in Ohio nursing homes?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 23, 2017
The Plain Dealer launches investigation into conditions at Ohio nursing homes On March 19, John Caniglia and Jo Ellen Corrigan of The Plain Dealer published the initial findings of a multi-part investigation into Ohio’s nursing homes. Their report reveals a number of concerning statistics about the quality of care in facilities around the state...
Using Technology to Prevent Bedsores
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice on October 28, 2014
For millions of Americans, staying in a long-term healthcare facility means an increased risk of developing bedsores. Also known as pressure ulcers, these skin lesions can cause serious and painful infections of the skin, bones and joints. Complications can include tissue and nerve damage, organ failure and even cancer. The best way to prevent...
The Growing Problem of Elder Abuse
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 16, 2014
For many of us, moving aging parents and other relatives into a nursing home or similar facility is a sad, yet necessary decision. Unfortunately, countless elderly people are abused, neglected, and exploited by the caregivers at such facilities. This is commonly known as elder abuse. Elder abuse is any knowing, intentional, or negligent act...
Loved One Hurt in Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 1, 2014
http://youtu.be/FjcctC7f5kQ Ohio attorney Bill Campbell discusses the most common forms of injury to residents of a nursing home or long-term care facility. It can be a very difficult time when we have to put a parent or a loved one in a nursing home. It’s stressful, emotional and can be very challenging. So, when...
Bed Rails in Nursing Homes: What you need to know
Posted in Accident & Injury on February 27, 2014
A 94-year-old woman died last weekend when her head became stuck between her mattress and a bed rail at a Pennsylvania nursing home. The county coroner ruled the cause of death as “accidental asphyxiation due to compression.” Sadly, this tragic event could have been prevented. Experts have known about bed rail dangers for nearly...
Nursing Home Found Negligent: Nurse did not perform CPR
Posted in Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice on February 13, 2014
A Minnesota nursing home has been found negligent in the death of a resident who died when a nurse failed to administer CPR. According to a report issued by the Minnesota State Department of Health, the woman was admitted to the short-term rehabilitation unit of Oak Hills Living Center with the goal of returning...
Nursing Home Fire leaves 3 Dead, Dozens Missing
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 23, 2014
A deadly fire broke out overnight in a Canadian nursing home and The Toronto Star reports Quebec police are in “mass casualty management mode.” The facility located in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec was home to more than 50 elderly residents, many of them unable to walk on their own. The National police of Quebec have confirmed...