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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.

Elder Abuse & Neglect Warning Sign #1: Bed Sores

By |2018-12-07T16:45:09+00:00November 6th, 2018|Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

One of the more obvious warning signs of elder abuse or neglect is the presence of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are painful skin ulcers that can be fatal at their worst stage. When they form on nursing home patients, it usually indicates issues of understaffing or negligence.

New York Dram Shop Liability and the “Sale Statute”

By |2018-10-22T18:47:38+00:00September 13th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Auto Accidents, Michael Glass|

DRAM SHOP CIVIL LIABILITY Americans love their alcohol in all its destructive glory.  The United States Center for Disease Control reports that 50% of American adults consider themselves regular drinkers.  In 2012 alone, there were over 10,000 alcohol-related traffic deaths in the United States.  New York has responded by passing legislation targeting alcohol sellers who [...]

Accident Liability Rental Cars |

By |2018-10-22T18:48:00+00:00September 8th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Michael Glass|

LIABILITY OF RENTAL COMPANIES FOR ACCIDENTS WHICH OCCUR IN RENTAL VEHICLES New York State is one of a minority of states which imposes legal responsibility on the owner of a vehicle, if the driver of that vehicle negligently causes an accident.  The theory behind this type of vicarious liability is that the owner is in [...]

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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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part One

By |2018-02-13T18:05:55+00:00September 14th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Pressure ulcers are among the most common injuries suffered by nursing home residents. They can be painful and debilitating, and are horrifying to the resident’s family and to jurors alike. Practitioners should have a basic understanding of the law protecting nursing home residents who develop bed sores and be able to make a preliminary determination [...]

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