The family of a former resident of Brius Healthcare Services nursing home in California says their relative died after staff failed to address fecal matter build-up in the woman over the course of months. The nursing home wrongful death lawsuit alleges that Granada Rehabilitation, owned by Brius, neglected the dementia patient’s condition. Jeanette S. ultimately…

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The Devereux Foundation has settled a nursing home injury lawsuit that ended with a wrongful death. The lawsuit alleged that the staff working at a residential behavioral health facility in Pennsylvania failed to recognize infection symptoms in a patient. That resident was developmentally disabled and suffered fatal injuries as a result of poor care, according…

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A $2 million verdict over the death of an elderly woman at a nursing home was affirmed by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The nursing home abuse lawsuit alleged that Elise Dubose died in 2007, a mere two years after becoming a resident at Willowcrest Nursing Home. Her son who initiated the lawsuit against the nursing home…

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A few months following a nursing home attack on an 86-year-old resident of the facility, a Florida retirement home has been closed entirely. A resident at the Good Samaritan Retirement Home in Williston reportedly beat another 86-year-old resident and raised concerns over the safety of elderly and vulnerable individuals in the very facilities designed to…

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An Oklahoma nursing home is being accused of neglect and other deficiencies after a 94-year-old woman was hospitalized with severe injuries. The family of the elderly resident say they suspect a fall caused the injuries. They say the culprit is nursing home neglect; their family member had fallen before at the residence, but nursing home…

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A recent series of articles in Minnesota’s Star Tribune entitled Left to Suffer reveals that although nursing home abuse is a widespread, investigations are limited. According to the articles, in a single state, thousands of reports of nursing home abuse are not investigated and remain pending. State officials in Minnesota responded to the report, saying…

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what are the signs of sexual abuse in nursing homes

A nurse who claimed that she was terminated illegally from an Illinois nursing home following her reports of abuse, has received a jury award of $5.2 million. The licensed practical nurse worked at Heritage Health in Dwight until October 2012 when she was fired by the employer. Her employer, Heritage Enterprises Inc., operates close to 50…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put a pause on implementation of nursing home neglect rules for up to 18 months. Anyone who has recently put a loved one in a nursing home or similar facility will likely have concerns about their safety. Advocates are concerned about rollback when CMS has paused…

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Residents in one out of every three Kansas nursing homes face critical harm or risk of major jeopardy, according to state citations issued this year. Kansas has the fourth biggest percentage of fines being assessed against nursing homes in the country. Nursing home fines are often assessed after a facility is found to have endangered…

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The owners and operators of a nursing home in Memphis, Tenn. are facing $50,000 in fines after regulators uncovered multiple instances of neglect, including one case that led to the death of a resident. Ashton Place Health and Rehabilitation Center was hit with allegations of widespread nursing home neglect. In addition to the fines, the…

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A recent review of nursing home injuries prompted Medicare beneficiaries to visit the emergency room throughout 2015 and 2016, identifying more than 100 cases of suspected abuse. The nursing home abuse report details that these cases involved claims of nursing home abuse in 33 separate states. One in four issues included in the nursing home…

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nursing home substandard care lawsuit reaches settlement

The owners and operators of a nursing home and related nonprofit foundation agreed to pay $1.25 million to end a federal investigation into allegations they provided substandard care to residents. The Hyperion Foundation and AltaCare Corp. were hit with a lawsuit alleging nursing home substandard care in a subpar facility in Mississippi called Oxford Health,…

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what are the signs of sexual abuse in nursing homes

The decision to place a loved one in an assisted living or nursing home can become overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you believe that your loved one has been subject to any type of abuse. Recent reports and news stories indicate that sexual abuse in nursing homes is on the rise. Being aware of the…

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A number of different recent reports have pinpointed Texas nursing homes as dangerous locations rampant with negligence and abuse against residents. This is particularly important in light of a number of different lawsuits filed directly against nursing homes within the Lone Star State. A new Texas nursing home abuse settlement has led to $5 million…

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nursing home abuse in texas on the rise

Putting a loved one inside a nursing home often involved careful consideration of selecting the right facility. It can be an emotional decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, but unfortunately, recent research indicates that nursing home abuse in Texas is on the rise. There are more than 1,200 long-term care centers…

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