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  • Nursing Homes Can Be Breeding Grounds for Infections
    If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, chances are they will be well taken care of. Unfortunately, however, some facilities experience outbreaks in infectious diseases. And while a nursing home cannot guarantee that one won’t occur, many outbreaks are preventable. Nursing homes are required to take reasonable precautions for their patients’ safety and health. That includes
  • Liability for Sepsis in Nursing Homes
    Sepsis is not a very common word, and its meaning is still unfamiliar to many people. Unfortunately, it is a growing problem in nursing homes and carries significant, life-threatening risks. When nursing home staff do not properly care for their residents, the likelihood of developing sepsis increases. If you have a parent or relative living in such a facility, you
  • Wandering and Elopement: Nursing Home Neglect Cases
    You trust a nursing home to care for your elderly parent or family member. But when the facility fails to supervise its residents, they can end up lost and without the care they need. Sometimes, residents can end up leaving the nursing facility altogether. These incidents are collectively referred to as “wandering and elopement,” and they can result in serious
  • Misuse of Restraints in Nursing Homes
    Georgia nursing home residents have a right to be free of unnecessary restraints. Using a physical restraint on a resident for purposes other than necessity is a violation of law. Unfortunately, many staff members use physical restraints because of convenience or as punishment. This is degrading to patients and can cause physical, emotional, and psychological harm. Your loved ones deserve
  • Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
    Nursing home staff are responsible for handling a great deal of their patients’ needs, including their medication. Making an error in a resident’s medication is among the most serious mistakes a nursing home can make. The results can be fatal or have significant life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one have been injured by this serious issue contact a nursing
  • Georgia Nursing Home Malnutrition Attorneys
    Nursing homes are responsible for overseeing their residents’ needs, including making sure they are properly eating. But this often does not happen, resulting in malnutrition. Malnutrition is typically an indication of nursing home negligence and can lead to health complications and even death. If you have a loved one in a Georgia nursing home facility, and you suspect malnutrition, contact
    Several families have filed lawsuits against a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida after several residents died as a result of the facility losing power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The power outage caused temperatures to skyrocket and 11 patients, several of whom were in stable conditions days earlier, passed away from the unbearable heat. It was also alleged that
    In the United States, 1 in 10 elders reported emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in the past year. Elder abuse is defined by the CDC as an intentional act, or a failure to act, that creates a risk of harm to an older adult (someone who is 60 or older). Many cases of nursing home abuse go unreported as those being abused are afraid
  • Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
    Deciding to employ the services of a nursing home is never easy. Deep down, many of us feel an innate desire to personally care for a loved one who is entering their twilight years. We can recall the care our parents provided us as children. Later in life, we can begin to appreciate their sacrifices more fully, especially if we
  • Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
    Many Americans depend on nursing homes to care for their parents and other family members. Tragically, however, many of these facilities violate that trust. The Nursing Home Abuse Center reports that about 1-2 million senior citizens have suffered mistreatment, exploitation, or injury by caregivers. Abuse is often hard to identify because many victims are unwilling or unable to report it.