Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys: Blogs Help Educate

If you have spent any time at all combing the internet for news and/or advice regarding nursing home abuse, you've no doubt stumbled upon Jonathon Rosenfeld's Nursing Home Abuse Blog. Through his frequent updates and pertinent analysis, Rosenfeld has established a real and dependable source for information and guidance aimed at helping victims and their families attain justice for wrongs perpetrated at nursing homes, by home health aids, or even by other family members. Nursing home abuse attorneys of Messa & Associates are proud to be among the company of Jonathon Rosenfeld in a common mission to protect the elderly from negligent care … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Blog to Educate

If you have spent any time at all combing the internet for news and/or advice regarding nursing home abuse, you've no doubt stumbled upon Jonathon Rosenfeld's Nursing Home Abuse Blog. Through his frequent updates and pertinent analysis, Rosenfeld has established a real and dependable source for information and guidance aimed at helping victims and their families attain justice for wrongs perpetrated at nursing homes, by home health aids, or even by other family members. Nursing Home Abuse Blog References Messa & Mininno Last week, Jonathon referenced the Messa & Associates Blog in a post about fellow law firms taking into their own … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers Give Update on Disturbing Case

About a month ago, the elder abuse lawyers of the Mininno Law Office reported on an elderly woman who was being severely neglected by her adult son. Police found Carol Brown, 74, unresponsive in the home of her son James Owens, 52, and rushed her to the hospital but she died just days later. The responders described Brown as “a rotting corpse that was still breathing.” She was found fused to her chair surrounded by her own waste, with a swollen ankle wound containing maggots. It also became clear that Owens had not fed his mother in over a week. Brown’s daughter, Laura Sanders, is incredibly mad at her brother for allowing their mother to die … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Update on Woman Who Escaped Abusive Caretakers

A few months ago our elder abuse lawyers wrote a blog on an Arizona woman who escaped from her abusive caretakers. Ruthann Jacox, a 64-year-old woman who suffered from multiple sclerosis and has been bedridden for two years, was under the care of Lea Marie Hughes and her boyfriend Gilbert Pierre Peralta Jr. When a visitor came to the home Jacox asked them to take a picture of her back, which was covered in bedsores down to the bone, when she saw this she begged to be taken to the hospital. The police began to investigate the situation and discovered that Hughes limited Jacox’s liquid to one and a half quarts and only fed her between 700 and … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Woman Pleads Guilty to Abusing Her Mother

It seems that lately, we are writing more and more about the elderly being neglected and abused by their adult children. As the economy worsens, less people can afford to go into a nursing home or long term care facility and find themselves depending on family members for essential, life sustaining care. But caring for an elderly adult is a huge responsibility and requires a commitment that not everyone is able to follow through with. It is unfortunate that our elder abuse lawyers see so many of these cases and have to warn the elderly to look out for signs of abuse and neglect from their own children. Woman Waited a Week after Her Mother … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Woman Dies After Not Seeing Doctor For Years

Visiting the doctor for regular check ups is important for everyone. For the elderly, it is vital to maintain their already vulnerable state of health. As elder abuse lawyers, we see many sad cases where the elderly were neglected and not given the proper medical attention leading to bedsores, infection, and often death. It is a caregiver’s responsibility to look after those under their care. Even if an elderly person is difficult, does not like doctors, or insists on skipping check ups, caregivers must get their subjects the necessary medical attention. Son Goes to Trial After Mother Found Dead in Filthy House Richard Lee Wallace, 57, is … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Reminder: Look for Small forms of Neglect

We write a lot about shocking and extreme cases of elder abuse and neglect. But we want to remind you that, as nursing home neglect lawyers, it is just as important to look out for the small forms of neglect. The elderly are very vulnerable and the smallest thing can turn into a serious infection or other medical problem. A nursing home in Petaluma, California is being sued by the family of a former resident. According to the suit, the home did not provide proper care to the elderly 90-year-old woman and neglected her on a daily basis. They “repeatedly failed to perform basic wound monitoring, nutrition and hydration.” Woman’s Wounds and … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Neglect Leads to Bed Sores, Gangrene, and Amputation

As elder abuse lawyers, we always find it disheartening when adult children abuse or neglect their elderly parents. Siblings Kevin Roberson, 42, Alan Roberson, 54, and Connie Roberson, 51 are being charged with criminal abuse of an elderly person, which is a felony with a possible sentence of ten years in prison. The three siblings are currently in jail with each of their bail set at $250,000. In addition, each of them is forbidden from having any contact with their mother, Martha Robinson. The three siblings were in charge of caring for their 77 year old mother from June 18, 2011 to October 2, 2011. During this time, they failed to make … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse and the State Ombudsman

By definition, an ombudsman is a government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against other officials or government agencies. In the state of NJ, an ombudsman works on behalf of the elderly in nursing homes and long term care facilities through the The Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly. This office accepts reports and complaints of nursing home abuse, negligence, inadequacy, theft, fraud, and other issues concerning the care residents receive in nursing homes and long term care facilities. The office invesitigates these reports of abuse and neglect from a neutral, third party … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers Report on Man Killed by Bed Sores

As elder abuse lawyers, we’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to nursing home residents and bedsores. But occasionally, a story or case comes along that is so severe it shocks us. Ross Rasmussen, 58, is facing charges of severe elder abuse after the death of an 86 year old manunder his care. The man suffered a stroke that left him unable to move or speak. He was staying in a “remotely-operated” care home where Rasmussen worked. Rasmussen is a registered nurse and was the case manager for the man which meant that he was supposed to monitor his condition and provide the necessary care. Rasmussen is pleading no contest to the … [Read more...]