nursing home negligence
What you need to know about arbitration agreements at nursing homes
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 31, 2018
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy decision, but family members may feel relieved knowing that their loved one is safe and secure. Unfortunately, bad things can happen to residents in nursing homes. Abuse, neglect or sexual assault of residents is, sadly, not uncommon. Worse, in some nursing homes,...
Basic Facts Everyone Should Know About Elder Abuse
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 17, 2014
As people age, they may become less able to physically defend themselves or stand up to an abusive caregiver. There are more than half a million reports of this each year, and professionals estimate that at least a few more million cases occur annually but are simply not reported. Abuse may come in many...
What To Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse
Posted in Medical Malpractice on December 27, 2013
This time of year, many groups launch campaigns to encourage the public to visit nursing homes. We think it’s a great idea, but not just during the holidays. Nursing home residents benefit from regular visits all year long – and you may too. If you or a loved one has been a victim of...
Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 3, 2013
http://youtu.be/Ls3dApkfW0A We've all heard the horror stories. Stories of elderly men and women who are made to sit in their beds for days and weeks, not able to move to use the bathroom and suffering in pain. Putting a mother, father or other loved one in a nursing home is already a difficult decision. Dealing...
22 Infected in Deadly Ohio Legionnaires’ Outbreak
Posted in Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice on July 22, 2013
UPDATE: Total count of infected persons is now 27. A retirement community in Reynoldsburg, Ohio is the center of the state’s worst Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in decades, infecting 22 27 people and leaving two dead. Officials from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Ohio Department of Health and local...