Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: Estate Awarded $5.2 Million

Nursing home neglect lawyers convinced an Arkansas court to award the estate of Martha Bull $5.2 million in damages for pain, suffering and mental anguish. Bull died at the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on April 7, 2008 at the age of 76 after the home was negligent in her treatment by failing to act on a doctor’s orders to transfer her to a hospital. Woman Dies after Cries of Pain are Ignored Bull was admitted to the facility on March 28, 2008 for 30 days of rehabilitation after suffering a stroke. On the night of April 6, she began suffering from severe abdominal pain, sweating, and inability to make a bowel movement. … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Update on Woman who Suffered Head Injuries

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Messa & Associates recently reported on Sammie Berry, an 88-year-old wheelchair bound woman with Alzheimer’s, who was injured in an incident at the Kaufman Healthcare Center nursing home where she suffered a huge gash on her forehead and severe bruising to her face. The facility misled the family regarding the severity of the injuries and the elderly woman remained in a coma at a local hospital. Investigators have since arrested James Seaton, a certified nurse at the nursing home, on charges of felony aggravated assault-injury to an elderly person. Man Arrested for Assaulting Elderly Woman According to … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: Director Covers Up Missing Resident

As nursing home neglect lawyers we try to report on all forms of abuse and neglect. Facilities need to monitor high-risk patients very carefully to make sure they are kept safely in the home and do not get into dangerous situations. An elderly man is missing from the Bishop Charles Waldo Maclean Episcopal Nursing facility in Queens, NY. On May 26, 74 year old Alan Frazer, who suffers from high blood pressure and dementia, went missing from the facility. The former director of the home, Juliet Clifford, allegedly failed to call 911 to report the missing man. She then falsified records to cover up that he was missing and told investigators that … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Students Develop Elder Abuse App

Students from the Elder Justice & Policy program at the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota have developed a mobile app designed to help provide support to the first responders and law enforcement to identify and address potential abuse. The app contains tools on how to recognize signs of abuse, approaches and strategies to interviewing victims of elder abuse and information on the laws that protect vulnerable adults. As elder abuse lawyers it is exciting to see law students taking the initiative to further the resources in the fight against elder abuse. Students Research How Technology Can Help the Elderly The … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers Educate What to Do if Victim of Financial Abuse

The elder abuse lawyers of Messa & Associates want to discuss what you should do if you recognize the signs and/or feel you have become a victim of financial abuse. It is not to late to defend yourself and rightfully punish the financial predator who is trying to harm you. The first step is recognizing that you are being taken advantage of and contacting the proper authorities. This may be difficult because often the accused is someone close to you such as a family member, good friend or caretaker. But you must be strong because what they have done is a crime. There are many agencies in place to help protect you from financial … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Lawyers Warn of Fatal Complications with Bath Refinisher

Personal injury lawyers recently came across an announcement made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a common paint stripping chemical that is often used to refinish bathtubs. The substance, called methylene chloride, is commonly used as a paint remover or degreaser in industrial and home improvement products. The CDC's announcement served as a warning against using any products containing the substance which Michigan State University research discovered was the cause for 13 deaths between 2000 and 2011. The 13 victims were workers who had used methylene chloride products to refinish bathtubs. In its … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Take Issue With Physician Opinions on Honesty and Disclosure

Harvard Medical School, along with a number of other Massachusetts health institutions, executed a survey among doctors and medical professionals regarding their honesty with patients. The study and it's findings were published in the medical journal Health Affairs. Unfortunately, medical malpractice attorneys aren't shocked by some of the survey's results. Medical Malpractice Attorneys Concerned with Survey Results The team of med students and medical professionals aimed to discover how honest doctors believe they should be, and in turn actually are, with their patients. The survey was carried out in 2009 and involved almost 1,900 … [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...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $2.5 Million

A jury awarded Amy Garcia, 29, and her medical malpractice lawyers $2.5 million in her lawsuit against St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2007, Garcia suffered a miscarriage and lost her 14-week fetus. Dr. Norman Gove, an obstetrician and gynecologist, told Garcia she needed a dilation and curettage procedure. He told her it was a routine procedure and she would “be home by lunch.” “I was assured by the doctor that the procedure would be quick and that I would be out quickly,” said Garcia. Unsupervised Resident’s Mistake Causes Permanent Damage Unknown to Garcia, a resident physician performed the procedure and dilated … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Argue Many Cases in NYC

The country’s largest metropolitan area, New York City, was home to an enormous amount of medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from the actions of healthcare providers at public hospitals. Medical malpractice attorneys point out that much of the money paid out in damages came directly from taxpayers. Due to the negligence and malpractice of healthcare providers, 246 cases were completed in 2011 and the damage amounts are startling. The total number of payouts in New York City was up 5% to $135 million, $7 million more than the 2010 totals. Two Shocking Cases from 2011 First, Damian Saul, 43, suffered a massive stroke while he waited for … [Read more...]