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, … [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...]

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...]

FDA requires Strongest Warning Label on Nausea Drug

On Thursday September 17th the Food and Drug Administration required that the strongest warning label be placed on a nausea drug known as Phenegran. This new warning label is due to the fact that after Diane Levine took this drug through an IV push for migraine related nausea and it then led to infection and gangrene. This caused her to have to have her lower right arm amputated. She sued the drug company Wyeth claiming that the warning label was not sufficient enough to warn against the effects of this drug especially in an IV push. This case made it to the Supreme Court and won Diane 6.7 million dollars. This then led to the FDA requiring … [Read more...]