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Nursing Home Neglect

Do You Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

According to 2014 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States with 1.4 million residents in those homes. These numbers are likely to continue to rise, as the number of adults over 65 is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050. That’s almost double the population of the […]

Nursing Homes in New Jersey: Past, Present & Future

A new report was released by the New Jersey Nursing Home Profile to illustrate the significant value that the Nursing Home Industry adds to New Jersey. In 2013, the industry added just over $5.4 billion in expenditures, near 56,000 full time jobs, contributed at least $116 million in state income taxes, and provided $2.1 billion […]

One in Ten Elderly People are Abused Each Year in Nursing Homes

While the average life expectancy has been increasing over the 20th century, and more and more of our parents and grandparents are living longer, one in ten elderly people are abused each year in nursing homes and hospitals. This sobering statistic can take place in many forms; the various types of nursing home abuse includes […]

Are Bedsores Worthy of a Nursing Home Lawsuit?

What is a Bedsore? A bedsore is a lesion on the skin resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores are commonly found on bonier parts of the body such as the tailbone, spine, hips, ankles etc. Developing Bedsores in a Nursing Home While nursing homes and hospitals are obligated by law to create and […]

Should Families Be Allowed to Install Video Cameras in Nursing Homes?

Nursing home operators and unions are insulted and angered by the idea of allowing family members to install video and audio recorders in their respective family member’s room. Service Employees International Union Local 1199 representative Bob Angelo said that nursing homes are a highly regulated industry and are subject to many inspections. He added that lawyers […]

The Top Reason for Lawsuits Against Nursing Home Facilities

According to a report by the insurance company, CNA, the most common legal claim against nursing home facilities is falls. In 2012 and 2013, resident falls made up 41.5% of closed liability claims against the insurance company’s nonprofit skilled nursing facilities. While this percentage was actually a large decrease from the previous four years, falls […]

DANSKY | KATZ | RINGOLD | YORK and SUGARMAN LAW are successful in $1,400,000 Nursing Home Negligence Settlement

This story relates to the tragic choking death of our client due to the misconduct of the New Jersey Veterans Home – Paramus.  The nursing home’s staff  left R.L. alone while eating, when they were supposed to assist and supervise him because of a swallowing disorder and his dementia. This created a dangerous situation leading […]