Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Thrilled by American Nursing Homes Making Moves to Change Care

Our nations’ nursing homes are in dire need of help. Every day, nursing home abuse attorneys of Messa & Associates, P.C. are contacted by individuals regarding some form of abuse or negligence that a loved one endured in a nursing home. The importance of patient care seems to have dissipated and its priority replaced by money and business related needs. However, it seems there is has been a push for betterment in the nursing home industry. Advancing Excellence, NH Quality Campaign - a campaign created to encourage, assist, and empower nursing homes to improve the quality of life, prevent bed sores and pressure ulcers, and care for … [Read more...]

Defective Products Attorneys Secure $40 Million Verdict for Victim’s Family

Defective products attorneys work to serve two groups of people: their immediate clients who have been injured and are in need of compensation, and the public at large, who are put into harm's way with a defective product. Recently, in Alabama, a verdict was found against KIA Motors for the death of 16 year old Tiffany Stabler, who was tragically killed after being ejected from her KIA as a result of a collision. Tiffany’s father purchased the car as a gift, and took it to the dealership to make sure everything was in working order. If the recall had been issued in time, Tiffany would still be alive today. In 2002, KIA recalled nearly … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect of Transport Van Driver Leads to Death

As nursing home neglect lawyers, we often see cases where the care of the resident is being compromised through understaffing, lack of training, or abusive treatment. These events of neglect can happen at any point throughout the resident's stay. Sometimes, these events happen outside of the facility. Many nursing homes and long-term care facilities have transportation vans that take residents to appointments or pick up patients that do not live at the facility all of the time. This can be a very dangerous situation for many of the elderly or disabled residents if the driver and facility staff do not take the proper precautions. Elderly … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Vet’s Hepatitis C Due to Negligence?

Between the years 2004 and 2009, 11,000 United States veterans received colonoscopies with improperly cleaned equipment in Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia. Medical malpractice attorneys say that of this group of veterans, five have tested positive for HIV, twenty five have tested positive for Hepatitis C, and an additional eight have tested positive for Hepatitis B. Many of the veterans have filed lawsuits or reached settlements out of court. Robert Metzler, a 69 year old U.S. Air Force veteran, is the first vet to have his case reach trial. Air Force Veteran seeks $30 Million Metzler's medical malpractice attorney said that he had a … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: Nursing Home Lawsuit to be Filed

Robert McLean and his guardian, Pam Dirnberger, filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court, in Illinois. The lawsuit was filed against Calvin Johnson Care Center, which is also known as Eldercare Inc. McLean, a disabled man with a mental illness, was a former resident of the Calvin Johnson Care Center. Bed sore attorneys say that during his time at the healthcare center, McLean developed severe pressure ulcers all over his body. The man was left in extreme pain, and as is the case with many bed sore victims, it may have been due to nursing home neglect. Plaintiffs Seek Over One-Hundred Thousand in this Case of Severe Bed … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse in Vancouver: International Mail Scam Busted

On June 11, 2011 Juan David Hernandez, 28, who is a Colombian citizen and a resident of Florida, was arrested in Vancouver for obstruction of justice after he gave a false name when he was pulled over for an illegal turn by a police officer. According to Vancouver Police Det. Rick Stewart, "When they looked inside the vehicle's front seat, they saw bags and bags of mail." The bags were full of letters from all over the world containing checks for $30. After an investigation, they discovered that Hernandez was guilty of elder abuse, scamming senior citizens by sending them letters asking for a small payment in order to be in the running to win … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Earn $24 Million for New Jersey Woman

An Orange County, New York jury awarded a Montague, New Jersey woman $24 million following an extreme incident of medical malpractice. Diane Manganiello was forty two years old when she was the victim of negligence which sent her into a coma for a period of time and now has left her with severe brain damage and very limited speech. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the damage award included $19.5 million for her future medical and rehabilitation needs and an additional $5 million for Andrew, her husband, for the relationship and enjoyment of life that he has now lost. Mother of Five is the Victim of Medical Negligence Manganiello … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys Win New York Man $5.4 Million in Damages

Robert Messina, a sixty three year old New York man, was awarded $5.4 million in damages after he developed severe bedsores which went untreated. Bed sore attorneys believe that this amount of damages is not uncommon because the injury caused by severe pressure ulcers can be very serious and even life threatening. The injury occurred at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), and Messina is now unable to walk after the bed sores led to a significant hip infection. Bed sores can be very dangerous when they are not properly treated and it is essential to monitor patients who have limited mobility because of the lack of blood flow and … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Leads to Jail Time for Granddaughter of Victim

Elder abuse and neglect do not only happen in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Surprisingly, an alarming number of elder abuse cases are actually against friends and family of the elderly victim. These cases of abuse are harder to discover because it is often easier to hide the abuse from outside parties. When the elderly are in the car of their loved ones, it is easy and natural to assume that those family members are looking out for the best interests of the elder they care for. However, sometimes family members are unable to take on the enormous responsibility of caring for the elderly and, unfortunately, abuse and neglect … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Discuss Non-Surgical Speech Options

The idea of having a surgery to correct a cleft palate or cleft lip has been discussed in a previous blog post and, in many cases, it is the correct decision for your child’s health. However, in cases where surgery may not be the best option due to health concerns or fears that the surgery will not be successful, there are other non-surgical treatment options. Our birth defects attorneys would like to highlight some effective, nonsurgical treatment options specifically targeted to help your child develop better speech. Speech Bulbs and Palatal Lifts Once your child starts to grow, your doctor may want to discuss appliances that can be … [Read more...]