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Are nursing homes required to keep records of the care provided? Are residents entitled to privacy? Can a nursing home force a resident to leave? Can a nursing home resident change facilities at any time? Can a nursing home restrict who visits the residents and when? What are some clues that nursing ... READ MORE

Nursing Home Residents Are Waiving Legal Rights
  Recently it was discovered that some nursing home residents in Massachusetts signed away important legal rights against the facilities Federal lawmakers are working on a new law to prevent this Know what you can do before and after a loved one moves into a nursing home   People get old. It's a fact ... READ MORE

Bedsores: Are They Cause for a Lawsuit?
Residents of hospitals and nursing homes are often frail, with poor mobility. As a result, they often spend long hours in the same position in bed or in a wheelchair. They can develop painful and dangerous bedsores, also called pressure sores. The medical term for bedsores is decubitus ulcers. Bedsores ... READ MORE

Levels of Nursing Home Care
Nursing homes provide around-the-clock professional medical care for patients with chronic illnesses or patients recovering from acute illnesses who need skilled nursing care but do not need to be hospitalized. Also known as "long-term care facilities," nursing homes vary by the level of care provided. ... READ MORE

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Are a Growing Concern
Nursing home liability for personal injury to residents, especially falls and pressure sores, is a growing area of legal concern. Although only a small portion of these complaints of abuse and neglect reach trial, increasing damage awards has nursing homes concerned about higher liability insurance ... READ MORE

Are Nursing Homes Responsible when Residents Fall?
When a nursing home resident is injured in a fall, liability could rest with the care facility under a variety of legal theories. ... READ MORE

Bed Rails: Safety Measure or Hazard?
Some frail elderly have a hard time getting in and out of bed. Others may thrash around in bed while awake or sleeping, putting themselves in danger of falling out of the bed. To help with mobility, and safety, and encourage independence, many nursing homes and residential caregivers rely on bed rails. ... READ MORE

 

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You are entitled to copies of your records, not the originals. With most medical and hospital records being electronic, virtually any records provided are printed copies of the "original" electronic v ...Read more

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Dying cancer patient’s pain meds were stolen. SC care home settles for $1

A dying cancer patient’s pain meds were stolen. SC care home settles for $1 million from thestate.com http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article158516094.htmlLaw Office of Simon W. Johnson ... Read more

Judge: Woman died from leaving West Duluth care facility

Judge: Woman died from leaving West Duluth care facility from duluthnewstribune.com http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4284802-judge-woman-died-leaving-west-duluth-care-facilityLaw Office of Simon ... Read more

Two lawsuits in a month against Monroe Community Hospital

Two lawsuits in a month against Monroe Community Hospital from democratandchronicle.com http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/05/24/two-lawsuits-month-against-monroe-community-hospital/3 ... Read more

Chesapeake nursing home faces wrongful death lawsuit

Chesapeake nursing home faces wrongful death lawsuit; 3rd suit filed against the facility in 5 months from pilotonline.com http://pilotonline.com/news/local/chesapeake-nursing-home-faces-wrongful-deat ... Read more

Harmar nursing home penalized for fatal fall

Harmar nursing home penalized for fatal fall from post-gazette.com http://www.post-gazette.com/aging-edge/aging-edge-reports/2017/05/17/harmarvillage-grane-nursing-home-death-provisional-license-healt ... Read more

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