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: 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...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Update on Michigan Maggot Case

Last month, our nursing home abuse lawyers wrote about a facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan where maggots were found in a patient’s catheter. The staff of the Whitehall Healthcare Center of Ann Arbor was told to document the incident as “debridement,” which is a term that means dead tissue, not maggots. Now, three former employees of the facility have sued the home and parent company, claiming that they were fired for reporting the abuse. The state came to the home after one of the former certified nursing aides filed a complaint due to a patient fall. When the investigators were visiting the facility, all three of the aides told them about the … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Disgusted by Maggot Infestations

A state advocacy group in Michigan is calling for increased oversight of state nursing homes, citing as their motive the growing instances of extreme nursing home abuse. One specific case mentioned a nursing home in Washtenaw County, Michigan where maggots infested one patient’s throat and another patient’s catheter. Clinical corporate staff members instructed the nurse who came upon the catheter infestation to document it as “debridement.” Debridement is a name for dead tissue, not maggots. The second maggot incident took place in an Oakland County care facility. Maggots obstructed the airway of a woman had been coughing. The maggots were … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Man Found With Sores and Maggots on Feet

As nursing home abuse lawyers , it is not often that we are shocked by a case of abuse or negligence. Every once in a while, however, we come across a story that is so disturbing, that it’s hard to imagine any type of care facility allowing their care to become so lax. On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, a 67 year old man was taken to the Via Christi Hospital in Kansas for chest pains. The doctors discovered that the resident of the Deseret HealthCare and Rehabilitation center had open sores and maggots on his feet. The police were called and the victim told them that he was being mistreated at the facility. Facility Shows Poor Track … [Read more...]