Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Nurse Charged for Overmedicating Residents

Some caregivers and nurses use medications as a way to calm their patients and make them easier to handle. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we see many cases of abuse where overworked and frustrated care workers abuse and neglect their patients in many different ways. Marty Himebaugh, 60 years old, has pleaded guilty to felony criminal neglect for overmedicating residents and giving patients medications they had not been prescribed. Prosecutors have dropped five other felony counts against the former nurse after her guilty plea, but she still faces up to three years in prison. She admitted to giving the anti-anxiety medication Ativanto an … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Infant Decapitated During Child Birth

The story of Micheatria Donelson and her unborn baby is a tragic one. The defendants, doctors and nurses from Northern Suburban Hospital in Louisville, believe that the incident could not have been predicted or prevented by the healthcare providers and it was simply an “unfortunate tragedy”. Medical malpractice attorneys for Donelson disagreed and stated “decapitation should never, never happen”. The plaintiff is seeking damages in the amount of $18 million following this tragic incident and she is still suffering from the loss of her child, battling post traumatic stress disorder and depression. Medical Negligence or Rare Occurrence The … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Woman Assaults Man with Two-By-Four

When most people think of elder or nursing home abuse, they think of a disabled or elderly resident of a nursing home who is being taken advantage of physically, mentally or financially. While these are the majority of cases that elder abuse lawyers come across, it is important to remember that any form of abuse or assault that is inflicted on someone over the age of 70 can be considered elder abuse. Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison after Abusing 91 Year Old Boyfriend On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, forty-six year old Amy Lynne Dunlap was convicted of elder abuse and sentenced to seven years in prison. She was convicted for … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: When Medical Negligence Turns Criminal

In recent days, the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal doctor of pop star Michael Jackson, has been the topic of much attention and conversation across the country. Medical malpractice attorneys note that the case revolves around one question; did the doctor’s conduct surpass mere medical negligence? Generally, when a doctor commits an act of negligence, lawyers will file a lawsuit as a civil case. In civil cases, plaintiffs seek to be compensated for a wrong committed by a doctor, but there is no risk of facing jail time. In cases of egregious medical errors, district attorneys have the authority to file criminal charges … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Negligence Kills Wife and Mother

After nearly four years of litigation and appeals, a family is finally able to present their medical malpractice case in front of a jury at trial. Jury selection took place on October 3rd and the family of the late Dorothy Broussard is seeking a number of damages including pecuniary loss, medical services, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life. The medical malpractice attorneys on the case claim that a breathing tube connected to Mrs. Broussard was inadvertently removed which led to a lack of oxygen. Could the Healthcare Provider Have Done … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: CFO Steals $52,000 from Facility

Putting a loved one in a nursing home or long term care facility is a very hard decision to make. You are giving up control and trusting the staff and administrators to look after the best interest of someone you care so much about. As nursing home abuse lawyers, we see some heinous acts of abuse and neglect. Where most physical abuse is the result of frustrated and overworked nurses and direct care workers, we are finding that administrators and other officials are abusing their power to gain financially from the home. They are taking facility funds away from the elderly and disabled residents and putting them into their pockets. Nursing … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Continue Discussion About Tort Reform

Patients and doctors have a special relationship and there is a certain element of trust. Patients trust their doctors to perform the proper tests and procedures in order to provide adequate and reasonable healthcare. Many people believe that tort reform is necessary to lower the potential healthcare costs, but medical malpractice attorneys fear that reducing the amount of compensation due to plaintiffs in some cases may be putting too much trust in these doctors. Sure, healthcare costs are exceedingly high in this country. However, by reducing medical malpractice awards through a cap system, people may be forgetting that there is a human … [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...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Cremation before Autopsy?

Holly McGowan, of Tavares, Florida, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit following a strange series of events involving her late mother. Joan Elizabeth Ashcraft, McGowan’s mother, passed away after she underwent treatment at a hospital. The woman’s family requested that the coroner perform an autopsy on her body before it was cremated. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that the autopsy was to be conducted in order to determine whether negligence or over-medication were contributing factors to her death. Funeral Home does not wait for Autopsy The listed defendants in the case include the funeral home, the Horry County Coroner Robert … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Advocate Group Distributes Hearing Devices

Elder and nursing home abuse prevention and awareness are vital in stopping the elderly and disabled from being taken advantage of or neglected. As elder abuse lawyers, we try to increase knowledge and provide prevention tips and warning signs to help keep your loved ones from falling victim to abuse. It is always rewarding to read about an individual or organization that is actively helping the fight against elder abuse. Anonymous Donation Buys 200 Hearing Devices for Elder Abuse Advocate Group The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance will be distributing personal amplification devices in order to help law enforcement and emergency … [Read more...]