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Texas Facilities with History of Nursing Home Abuse to Lose Licenses

Texas Senator Moves to Shut Down Facilities with History of Nursing Home AbuseA Texas state senator is pushing his fellow lawmakers to crack down on nursing home abuse and the skilled nursing facilities that have a history of nursing home abuse and neglect of their residents.In August, Senator Charles Schwertner proposed a bill to crack down on nursing home abuse by revoking the licenses of … [Read more...]

SC Woman Charged with Nursing Home Abuse

Woman Charged with Nursing Home Abuse and NeglectWhen selecting a South Carolina Nursing Home for a loved one, you want to ensure that the loved one is safe.  Despite your best efforts, abuse can and does happen. Recently, a Summerton, SC resident was charged with nursing home abuse and neglect after investigations uncovered her abuse while working at a nursing home in Sumter, South … [Read more...]

2nd Care Facility Death Leads to Nursing Home Abuse Investigation

Second Death at Skilled Nursing Facility Leads to Nursing Home Abuse InvestigationA nursing home abuse investigation is underway for potential nursing home abuse or neglect after the facility experienced its second patient death.In June this year, employees at the Medford Multicare Center were charged in the death of another patient in the same unit – Aurelia Rios, 72, from Central Islip, who … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Nurse Admits to Nursing Home Abuse

Woman Admits She and Second Employee Committed Nursing Home AbuseA woman in Framingham, Massachusetts admitted to police that she and a fellow employee at a local nursing home had committed nursing home abuse because they “thought it was funny.”Damaris Diaz, 18, and Samuel Ayekple, 25, were arrested on Monday, May 5th, after an investigation that led Diaz to confess. Diaz was charged with … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Are Huge Problems

North Carolina Reflects on Problems of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect According to Frances Messer, executive director for the North Carolina Assisting Living Association, nursing homes in the state are some of the most highly-regulated assisted living and long-term care facilities in the country. However, that has not stopped rampant nursing home abuse and neglect.The underlying problem seems … [Read more...]

Woman Uses Surveillance Camera to Capture Nursing Home Abuse

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse LawyerThrough surveillance footage, a woman was able to capture the abuse of her mother at the hands of nursing home caretakers.Jane Worroll used an alarm clock with a built in camera to capture workers, physically and emotionally abusing her mother  over a two day period, at Ash Court nursing home in North London.  Worroll became suspicious when she … [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 VirginiaThe 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...]

3 Actions to Take Against Nursing Home Abuse

3 Actions to Take Against Nursing Home Abuse There are several ways in which nursing homes can be held liable for injuring others as a result of their negligence, abuse, exploitation, false imprisonment, or violations of criminal statutes, as well as violations of regulations pertaining to their licensing, maintenance, and general operation.An act of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Criminal Charges

 South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse LawyersSome states provide criminal penalties for the abuse, neglect, or other mistreatment of nursing home residents. Historically, prosecution for crimes involving abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly were relatively infrequent. This was due in part to:the reluctance of older persons to report incidents or press charges; the fact that the … [Read more...]