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One Third of U.S. Nursing Home Residents Suffer from Malnutrition or Dehydration

By |2019-02-12T19:49:59+00:00January 16th, 2019|Abuse, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to a recent study by National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes: Key Issues in Prevention and Treatment, at least a third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.

Nursing Home Medication Errors Could Be Harming Your Loved One

By |2019-01-08T16:15:46+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Abuse, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.

Physical Abuse is the Top-Reported Complaint Among Nursing Home Residents

By |2018-12-07T16:44:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|Abuse, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Physical And Chemical Restraints|

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, physical abuse in nursing homes is the top-reported complaint of elder abuse, at 27.4%. Shockingly, over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to abusing residents in their care.

Bumps, Bruises and Scrapes Could Be Warning Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect

By |2018-12-07T16:44:56+00:00November 16th, 2018|Abuse, Falls, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to the CDC, about 1,800 nursing home residents die each year from falls, and about 10% to 20% of all nursing home falls cause serious injuries such as fractures.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

By |2019-01-10T15:44:15+00:00October 26th, 2018|Abuse, Alzheimer's Patient Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Falls, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Mental And Emotional Abuse, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suspicious Injuries, Wandering Off/elopement|

More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States every year, and as many as one in ten elderly people are victims of elder abuse in some form.* You should be aware of these warning signs to keep your loved one safe.

Suing the Veterans Administration for Malpractice

By |2018-10-22T18:45:43+00:00November 11th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Thomas P. Valet|

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT While everyone will agree that Veterans of our military deserve the highest degree of medical care that can be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the reality is that the VA Health Care System is a disgrace. Reports of Veterans having to wait months or even [...]

6 Tips for Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer’s

By |2018-10-22T18:48:47+00:00August 1st, 2017|Matthew Zullo, Nursing Home Negligence|

Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there. Someone with Alzheimer’s may sleep a lot or not enough, and may wake up many times during the night. Click HERE to be taken to the National Institute on Aging's website for the 6 tips that may [...]

Judge Throws Wrench Into New Nursing Home Rule

By |2018-10-22T18:52:52+00:00December 9th, 2016|Nursing Home Negligence, Uncategorized|

By: Adina Genn November 14, 2016 Whether families of nursing home residents get their day in court when disputing quality-of-care issues may ultimately come down to who becomes the Supreme Court’s ninth justice. […]

A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Three

By |2018-02-13T18:10:51+00:00October 19th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Typical interventions to prevent the development of a pressure sore for an at risk resident include routine turning and positioning to off load pressure points, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration, employing pressure relief devices such as a pressure relief mattress or pads or heel protectors, and providing appropriate skin cleaning and skin care. Many of [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Two

By |2018-02-13T18:09:56+00:00October 1st, 2015|Attorney Articles, Nursing Home Negligence|

It is against this backdrop that the pressure sore case must be evaluated. Pressure sores are prevalent in nursing homes because elderly and infirmed residents are often immobile, bed bound or chair bound. A pressure sore develops because of pressure and/or friction over an area of skin, resulting in decreased blood flow to that area. [...]

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