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Nursing Home Neglect

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 […]

Do Bedsores in Nursing Homes Warrant a Lawsuit?

What is a Bedsore? A bedsore is a lesion on the skin resulting from prolonged or excessive pressure on the skin. Also referred to as a pressure ulcer, they are commonly found on bonier parts of the body such as the tailbone, hips, and heels. Bedsores are a serious problem among frail older adults, especially […]

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 […]

Top Reasons Nursing Home Facilities Are Sued

A nursing home lawsuit can be civil or criminal in nature, where a plaintiff (victim) seeks to hold the nursing home liable for negligence or abuse.  Nursing home abuse victims are sometimes compensated without the need for a lawsuit. If there are disagreements about who is at fault or how much compensation is appropriate a […]

Breaking Down the Rise in Nursing Home Lawsuits

As the baby boomer generation ages, the need for nursing home facilities continues to rise. These facilities are largely run by corporate chains with a strong attention on profit. Unfortunately, putting the care of our seniors in the hands of these corporations does not always bode well. The increasing number of nursing home residents and […]

Florida Nursing Home Sued for Wrongful Death

Nursing home neglect is a serious matter. One that can lead to grave medical issues and even death, as is the case with a Lakeland Nursing Home this week. A lawsuit has been filed against a Florida nursing home, claiming that before her death last year, the resident developed serious medical issues as a result […]

Nursing Home Neglect Nearly Kills WWII Vet

Ensuring that seniors are cared for physically, mentally, and emotionally should be the cornerstones of assisted living and nursing home facilities – especially when it comes to those seniors who have risked their lives to serve and protect their country. A 92-year-old World War II veteran has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home for […]