Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Warn Against For-Profit Homes

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Not all nursing homes are the same. There are many facilities with hardworking caretakers who are dedicated to giving the best care they can to their elderly residents. But unfortunately, there are nursing homes in this country that use the system for their own benefit at the expense of the sick and elderly in their care. As nursing home abuse attorneys, we have noticed more for-profit facilities taking these shortcuts for a financial gain. Downside to For-Profit Facilities These facilities will overbill Medicare for expensive care they should be providing and then cut corners to pocket the profits. According to the U.S. Department of … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Lawyers Warn of Fatal Complications with Bath Refinisher

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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...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Haverford Facility’s Staff Found Not Guilty

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Early last year our contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia. … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers Give Update on Disturbing Case

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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 … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: CNAs Took Unauthorized Photo of Resident

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There are many excellent nursing home and long term care facility workers. Unfortunately, the bad ones overshadow the good ones with the abusive and neglectful treatment that they give the elderly residents they are supposed to care for. As nursing home neglect lawyers, we hear all different types of abuse ranging from the horrible cases that end in serious injury and even death to cases where the staff takes advantage of their power or the vulnerable elderly residents through inappropriate behavior. CNAs Shared Cellphone Photo of Resident with Other Staff Members The Colonial Hills Nursing Center in Tennessee has undergone an investigation … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Update on Woman Who Escaped Abusive Caretakers

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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...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Caution on Nursing Home Cover Ups

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Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are legally obligated to report incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect; however, they often go unreported or covered up. We strongly encourage that if you have a loved one in a nursing home, that you visit often and pay close attention to any warning signs. It is then your responsibility to report these issues for their safety to the facility, the state or a nursing home abuse lawyer. Nursing Home’s Explanation of Injuries Doesn’t Match Hospital Findings A 70 year old woman who was a resident of the University Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte, North Carolina was rushed … [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 … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Family Faces Jail Time After Mother’s Death

It is always heartbreaking to hear a story about an elderly adult being neglected and abused by a family member. As elder abuse lawyers, we want to remind you to look out for the signs and not to be afraid to intervene if a family member is not providing enough care for an elderly relative. The family of an 83-year-old woman is facing serious charges of elder abuse after their neglect landed the bedridden woman in the hospital. Mary Jane Baker was admitted to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in January 2010 where she reportedly weighed only 60 pounds and was “malnourished, neglected, and suffered from multiple sores from her … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: Family Misled on Severity of Injuries

A nursing home in Canyon, Texas may face criminal charges after 81-year-old Bill West was beaten by another male resident. On July 29, the man hit West five times in the face resulting in several broken bones, his jaw broken in five places, a broken eye socket and cheek bone. He remained at the Sky West Assisted Living Center by Shaw for two days after the beating with “no indication of medical care for those days — or very little,” said Assistant Randall County Criminal District Attorney Richard Gore. He was taken to a hospital and died 20 days later. According to a forensic pathologist, West died of pneumonia, resulting from … [Read more...]