Category: Nursing Home Neglect

Wrongful Death Suit Against South Carolina Nursing Home Latest in Series of Negligence Claims

A man is suing Mount Pleasant Manor, a nursing home in South Carolina, for the death of his brother who was a resident there. The wrongful death suit alleges that nursing home negligence resulted in serious injuries to the resident, ultimately causing his death. While this is a serious claim against the nursing home, Mount… Read More

The Threat of Superbugs in Nursing Homes

The elderly are a vulnerable group of people and those who live in nursing homes have a higher exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These types of germs are called superbugs and they can cause serious infections that are difficult or impossible to treat. The spread of germs in nursing homes is a common problem, however, the… Read More

Understaffing in nursing homes

Nursing Home Understaffing Leads to Poor Quality Care and Elder Abuse

Understaffing and unqualified staffing in nursing homes put elderly residents at risk of neglect and abuse. Understaffing in nursing homes is a common problem with severe consequences. Nursing home regulations are in place to protect helpless residents from neglect and abuse. However, nursing homes with too few staff or staff that are unqualified frequently receive… Read More

Complex Care for Seniors

Seniors Require Complex Care and Face Higher Health Risks

As people age, their needs change. Seniors develop new needs as they get older and require complex care to minimize health risks. Seniors who don’t receive proper complex care are at risk of injury, illness and death. Complex care in seniors creates challenges that must be accommodated, regardless of where the person lives. Many people… Read More

Massachusetts Attorney General

Massachusetts AG Announces Fines on 7 Nursing Homes for Deaths and Injuries

The Massachusetts Attorney General has had enough. In March, Attorney General Maura Healey imposed fines of $30,000 to $200,000 on seven Massachusetts nursing homes that inadvertently killed five residents through systemic failures. One of the victims was Betsy Crane, a woman who resided at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, MA. Betsy fell… Read More

What to Know About Reporting Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

What to Know About Reporting Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

If you have evidence that someone is facing nursing home abuse or neglect, act immediately. Whether you’re a caregiver, loved one or resident, reporting nursing home abuse quickly protects the victim from further harm. In a nursing home where several people are involved in the care of residents, it’s easy for signs of abuse and… Read More

What to Know Before Filing Nursing Home Abuse Claims

What to Know Before Filing Nursing Home Abuse Claims

If your loved one is facing nursing home abuse or neglect and you’re ready to take legal action, it’s important to be prepared. Filing nursing home abuse claims correctly and providing accurate information will help investigators determine the best way to protect your loved one and seek justice. People enter nursing homes hoping to receive… Read More

Negligence and Violence Incidents Show Crisis in Israel Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse in Israel’s nursing home system became a public crisis after three aides and a registered nurse were criminally charged with abuse and neglect on aging and helpless patients. This followed disclosure at the Naiot Kipat Hazahav nursing home in Haifa and a report by an investigative journalist published in Yedioth Ahronoth that identified severe… Read More

Abuse Cases Raise Questions About Ohio Nursing Home Care Quality

Two separate abuse incidents at the same Cleveland, Ohio nursing home have raised questions about the overall state of care in the state’s care facilities. In one case, a staff member intentionally sprayed cleaning solution into the eyes of a man who was unable to move or speak. The second involved a patient who died… Read More

Nursing Home Sued for Negligence in the Death of 88-Year-Old Woman

In 2015, Kathryn Miller died at the Alden Court Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Fairhaven, MA at the age of 88. Now, her son, Stephen P. Miller, is suing the care facility for negligence resulting in her death. In the lawsuit, Miller alleges the nursing home failed to take the proper steps… Read More