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Oklahoma Nursing Home Abuse Bill Stalls

New Nursing Home Abuse Prevention Bill Stalls in Committee, Elderly Reps Speak Out A new piece of proposed legislation to prevent nursing home abuse has stalled in committee in Oklahoma due to disagreements about details. "It's a complex bill," State Rep. David Dank said of House Bill 2901. "It deals with several different subjects, and we're going to get it right when we get it … [Read more...]

Five Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Are your loved ones protected in a Nursing Home? Knowing the signs of nursing home abuse can help ensure that you or your loved ones are safe in the place they now call “home”. The top 5 signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect include: 1. Bedsores and Unexplained Rashes Bedsores are a major indicator of neglect. A bedsore, also called decubitis ulcer, is a pressure sore which typically … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Patient Falls After Staff Ignores Her Calls

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers According to a lawsuit filed in Florida, a nursing home resident fell and broke her wrist when she tried to get out of bed after the staff did not respond to her calls for assistance. The victim says that the licensees and operators of the nursing home are directly responsible for her continued pain and limited mobility. The patient, who was … [Read more...]

Strom Law Firm Nursing Home Task Force

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Founded by former U.S. State Attorney Pete Strom in 1996, the Strom Law Firm has been fighting elder abuse cases for 15 years. The nursing home abuse lawyers at the Strom Law Firm take an aggressive approach to confronting the kind of egregious misconduct found in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We represent elderly clients and families who have … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Myths

Strom Law Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers 1) If I can’t take care of myself at home, is a nursing home the only option? Nowadays, there are several options to help older adults to stay at home.  Services range from assistance with shopping and laundry to caregiving and visiting home health services. If home care is no longer a feasible possibility, other options, such as assisted living, may be a … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse: Bill of Rights in SC

Many patients and their families are unaware of their rights under South Carolina law. Nursing Home residents have the right to quality care and treatment, and the very basic right to be treated with care and compassion. All assisted living homes must place a list known as the patients bill of rights where all individuals can see it. Generally, these rights will include: Medical rights – … [Read more...]

When the Doctor Is to Blame: Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death or Negligence May Result From Malpractice, Instead of Nursing Home Negligence The case of wrongful death or injury of elderly residents could be the result of malpractice, instead of negligence or abuse. Experienced attorneys have learned how to evaluate, gather facts and apply the law in establishing blame, should any exist. Below are common factors of medical malpractice in … [Read more...]

Signs of Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Patients in South Carolina If you have ever been forced to place a love one in a patient care facility, you know that the decision of when and whether to place a loved one in a nursing home or residential care facility is an emotionally and mentally draining decision that many times leaves you second guessing yourself. Long before you are forced to make … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Patient Awarded $91.5 Million

(Charleston, WV) - The family of an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and several more conditions, obtained $91.5 million in damages from a Nursing Home in West Virginia The victim was a resident for approximately three weeks.  The Staff failed to feed and care for her appropriately which led to her death one day after moving to another facility. The … [Read more...]

22 Arrested in Hidden Camera Nursing Home Operation

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has arrested 22 current and former health care employees at two New York nursing homes.  The arrests were made after footage from hidden surveillance cameras showed neglect and other actions that endangered dependent residents. The first case took place at Northwoods Rehabilitation and involved the arrest of 14 individuals regarding incidents at the Extended … [Read more...]